Peter Coates is a studio technician and consultant for Oklahoma Contemporary's Ceramics Program. Peter served as the studio manager from 1998 to 2019 and was instrumental in recruiting the new manager of Ceramics Program and Studio.
In 1998, Peter oversaw a struggling program with minimal students and built it up to the busy and dynamic Ceramics Program that it is today. Over the years, he has organized successful fundraising efforts that have allowed the organization to replace old equipment, organize workshops with artists from around the country and continue to build the program.
Peter comes from a family of artisans and is a second-generation ceramicist who has built several successful kilns and formulated hundreds of glazes. He is known for being able can repair just about anything that can break.
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