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1500 Jackson Street Northeast
Studio 170
Minneapolis, MN
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Peter D’Ascoli has worked in both ceramics and medicine for over 40 years across the US. He is drawn to pottery because of the pleasure of touch. His ceramics includes thrown, hand built, functional and sculptural pieces. Peter’s work is meant to be approachable and available as well as carrying a message even if that message might be enigmatic at times.   Dr D’Ascoli’s current ceramic interest includes not only the ongoing coordination of utility and aesthetics but a growing interest in materials.

You can see some select pieces of Peter’s work at the Minneapolis-St Paul Airport (MSP) with a special display of work from NEMAA artists, specifically the PASSAGES exhibition.   The NEMAA website has a virtual vitrine for viewing during CoVID and for those not traveling by plane through the MSP Airport.

 

Online Sales

Peter D’Ascoli takes online orders for pickup and shipping through this website. They also take orders through their own website.

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Online Store

Peter D’Ascoli also takes orders through their own website: https://sixth-ringceramics.com/store/.

Vases, Bottles and Jars link to this group

These are a collection of items most of which could be used to hold flowers. They all can stand on their own without a floral addition as well.  Bottles will hold liquid and are food safe.

Small Vase

Simple vase. It has potential for those small hands that bring flowers in from the yard.

4.5 ” tall x 3.75″wide

This item is available for pickup or shipping.

Red lined vase

it’s a vase

6 ” tall x 3.75 “

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MD Vase

This relatively large vase is covered in a Malcolm Davis glaze. It’s presence on a side table with or without flowers makes a statement.  The liner is a Sixth Ring Ceramic developed glaze.

 

9 inches tall 7 inches across

This item is available for pickup or shipping.

Fortress Jar SOLD

Thinking of castles and fortresses with walls built of block on block the jar was inspired by a castle within my inner life.
The jar makes a statement wherever it sits.

15 inches tall by 8 inches wide

This item is available for pickup or shipping.

Dripping Clay Vase-NEW

This 9.5 inch vase uses the bare ochre and porcelain clay to speak for itself.  Lined in a blue glaze it has a striking shape that makes a statement of it’s own.

This item is available for pickup or shipping.

Vase, a study in Geometry NEW

This vase uses basic angles and curves,  Eight and a half tall and 3.5 inches at the wide.  the is a simple set of forms that could adorn a coffee table in the hall with flowers in season.

This item is available for pickup or shipping.

Pineapple inspired vessel– NEW item in a line of pineapple vessels

A unique inspiration from pineapples which has become a very popular item This vessel would make a striking vase on the table or a utilities tool holder next to the stove.

Size 7.5 inches tall and 7 inches at the widest.

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Dinner Sets for Special Order link to this group

Individually thrown and glazed; results will vary.

Dinner Sets

Each dinner set is made custom to your specifications.  Possible options include dinner plates (up to 12″), salad plates (up to 8″), soup bowls, pasta bowls, stemless wine glasses, and tumblers. Price range varies with number of place settings and number of pieces in each place setting.

Because these are a custom product, they are listed as back ordered.  Please contact sixth.ring.ceramics@gmail.com to work out details and place an order.

This item is available for pickup or shipping.

Price TBD

Another Dinner Set

Each dinner set is made custom to your specifications.  Possible options include dinner plates (up to 12″), salad plates (up to 8″), soup bowls, pasta bowls, stemless wine glasses, and tumblers in addition to serving bowls and platters. Price range varies with number of place settings and number of pieces in each place setting.

Because these are a custom product, they are listed as back ordered.  Please contact sixth.ring.ceramics@gmail.com to work out details and place an order. (612-888-3367)

This item is available for pickup or shipping.

Price TBD

Examples for dinner sets

These are small plates using different forms and various glazes to inspire you for your custom dinner set. Or any set of serving plates or bowls.  Perhaps a set of dessert plates?

This item is available for pickup or shipping.

Price TBD

Wine Tumblers and other drinking vessels link to this group

Elegant stemless wine glasses, drinking tumblers and cocktail glasses.  Individually thrown and glazed; results will vary. Custom orders in small or large quantity on request.

Temoku tumblers NEW

These glasses could be used for wine, an aperitif or digestif. Deep brown color of the temoku glaze adds a rich color to any table.

3 inch by about 3.5 with 3 inch opening, 8 oz pour THREE LEFT

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Old Fashioned Glasses

Set of 4 Red bottom, weighted Old Fashion glasses.  Actually, these are double old fashioned glasses at 8 oz pour. Sold as a set of 4 or set of 2.

Size 3.5 x3.5

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Goblets or are they chalices; Very NEW

On the suggestion of a close friend i dove into goblet making.  It turns out to be a lot more satisfying then expected!  There are two available, the one shown in a variegated brown (temoko), also available in a blue with a straight stem.  Others can be ordered on a custom basis.                  8-9 oz pours 6″ tall

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Compassion Mugs-NEW

Solid white glaze on a solid white clay the coloring is a nod to the simple diner coffee mug, just not so simple, as life seems to go. In these complicated times a simple approach might be one of Compassion.  10-12 oz pour, 4” tall and 5-6 inches across at the handle.

This item is available for pickup or shipping.

Stemless Wine Glasses reNEW

This has been a popular style now brought back.  A simple shape particularly suited for wine (although any beverage is possible). 8 oz pours 2.5″ opening, 3.5″ tall

Price single $20/pair $35/three $50/four $60

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Graspable tumblers link to this group

Here are Three different variation for drinking vessels on the same theme of a comfortable feel in the hand as well as the lip for drinking.  Glazing using spraying technique for gradations in color. Price varies with quantity purchased.

Graspable tumblers Set #2

Group of three tumblers with persimmon liner glaze and a sprayed on red persimmon variation exterior that gives a deep red.  8 to 10 oz pours.

4″tall x 3.25″ widest

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Graspable Tumblers Set #3

This group of 7 tumblers can be purchased in various quantities. Liner is a green variation on a Persimmon Glaze with two glazes sprayed over exterior giving a subtle blue green color to brown variable exterior.  12 oz pours.

3.25″ to 3.75″ tall x 4″ to 4.5″ wide

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Graspable Tumblers Set#4

Brand new glazing for this new set of graspable tumblers.

This group of 7 tumblers can be purchased in various quantities. Liner is red glazed with three nominally blue glazes sprayed over exterior giving a subtle blue to blue green color to brown variable exterior.  12 oz pours. SIX LEFT

4″ tall x 4″ wide

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Bowls link to this group

These bowls and bowl sets.  They are meant for serving, mixing or display of food.  Some are particularly strong statements of their own, as they reference social ideals from a show titled “Arc of the Moral Universe”.

Bound together in a common humanity mixing bowl set

As a part of the exhibit on the Moral Universe, this 3 bowl set represent communities “roped ” in this together.  Deep red interior.  Based on an interpretation of late 19th-early 20th Century mixing bowls.  Sold as a set.  Individual sales possible.  Contact Peter at Sixth RIng Ceramics for a discussion of separate pieces.

5.5″ tall x 11.5″dia; 4.25″ x 9″dia; 3″tall x 7.5″ dia

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Roped Rim large bowl

The dark ochre clay exterior is contrasted with the deep blue interior, highlighted by the oversized “rim handle”.

10.5 inches across by 5 inches tall

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Red lined ochre bowl

Large serving bowl with a deep red interior, raw clay exterior.

5″ tall x 11.25 ” dia

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Sale of few random bowls

A mix of eating bowls, various colors and shapes all around 6 inches across. Image is one of two Celadon glazed, two others are matt brown/yellows. Special sale of $10 each or two for $15.

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Blu Salad Bowl Setting for 4-NEW

The large serving bowl is accompanied by four matching individual bowls all with distinct matching rims.  There are several variations of blue in the glazing. Large bowl 11″ x 3.5″; small bowls 6.5″ x 2.5″

This item is available for pickup or shipping.

Distinct Blu rim Serving Bowl-NEW

This large serving bowl has a distinct rim variation that will off set your dinners or your large bowl of fruit sitting in the entry. Size 11.5″ by 4″.

This item is available for pickup or shipping.

Marbled Mixing bowl set (medium and small)-NEW

The clay used is a combination of dark and white with a translucent green glaze.  Made in the tradition of the early 20th century mixing bowls with a strong rim for lifting this pair is functional and visually appealing in your kitchen. Size 7.5″ x 3″ and 4″ x 2.5″

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Prep bowl for the kitchen-NEW

This delightful little bowl is a perfect gift for the baker in your life. 3.5″ x 2″

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Kitchen flat working bowl NEW

This functional small flat bowl with a spout is best used for dry ingredients in cooking or baking. 5.5″ x 1″

This item is available for pickup or shipping.

Globally shaped pots link to this group

These are part of a series exploring a particular type of pot coming from a Japanese influence.  These turn out to be visually and tacitly comfortable shapes.

Japanese inspired large globe pot

This blue globe shaped piece can be eye catching on an entry table.

7″tall x 8.25″

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How Dave could make such a life, When race was rife with strife? link to this group

Homage to Dave the slave potter (Dave Drake)

Some years ago I was gifted a book, Carolina Clay by Leonard Todd, after doing a workshop in South Carolina.  The book was an historical story, piecing together what is known about an accomplished slave potter known as Dave. He is remembered due to his literacy, skill and the short couplets and statements he inscribed on his large functional pots. There is a connection across centuries, social status and race that I felt reading about Dave.  This is my homage to a relatively unknown skilled functional potter who used the power of language to enhance his work in a time when that was dangerous.

20″ tall x 21″ widest

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Pitchers link to this group

Pitchers that would enhance any table

Rock River Pitcher

Northern Minnesota and thoughts of smooth stones found on Lake Superior inspired the surface carving on this pitcher.  Midnight Blue liner.

 

6″ tall x 6″ deep x 4″ wide  Holds about 20 oz.

This item is available for pickup or shipping.

Pitcher with Incised Surface

With a rope like handle and a texture surface this pitcher will hold any cold or hot beverage or serve as water pitcher at dinner. Copper glazes developed by Sixth Ring Studio.

Size 7.25 x 6.5 deep x 5.5 wide  Holds 40 oz

This item is available for pickup or shipping.

Saki serving sets link to this group

From the Japanese traditional service of Saki, the saki is poured from a tokkuri (pitcher) with drinking from choko (cups).

This will add a sense of fun authenticity to serving Saki.

Faceted Saki Set

Semi Matt Saki set with 4 choko.

Tokkuri 6″ tall x 4″”

This item is available for pickup or shipping.

Toothbrush Holders link to this group

Functional with a little charm in your bathroom.

Toothbrush Holder-SOLD

This bright colored holder has room for four brushes and the toothpaste tube as well.
Adds color to your bathroom sink while being functional.

This item is available for pickup or shipping.

Plates link to this group

Two toned medium Plates NEW

These plates at 8 inches across make for a great daily lunch plate or dessert plates for a special occasion.    Priced individually, up to 5 plates are available, with the potential for up to seven now.

This item is available for pickup or shipping.

used tea bag caddy

What do you do with a wet tea bag as you take it out of your mug of hot tea?  Here is an elegant simple solution. A couple of inches across.

This item is available for pickup or shipping.

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