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1500 Jackson Street Northeast
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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.

 

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Yarn Bowls link to this group

These bowls hold a ball of yarn while allowing a single thread to come out the side.  An aid to keeping your yarn away from playful paws and other hazards.

Two-toned Yarn Bowl

Celadon glazed yarn bowl.

5 ” tall x 7.5 ” wide

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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.

Red lined bottle

The narrow neck would look stunning with a single rose.

7 ” tall x 5.5″

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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

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Red lined vase

it’s a vase

6 ” tall x 3.75 “

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MD Vase –NEW

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

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Pineapple inspired container- Large NEW

This container, placed here among vases, is the result of alteration in a thrown piece while still on the wheel.  It could be used as a vase or to put kitchen utensils in at your stove top or some other idea you might have.  The subtle browns and green give a quieter statement in contrast to it’s size.

SIze 9″ tall x 8″

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Pineapple inspired container, smaller NEW

This container, placed here among vases, is the result of alteration in a thrown piece while still on the wheel.  It could be used as a vase or to put kitchen utensils in at your stove top or some other idea you might have.  The distinctive yellow green surface gives a highlight to any location.

Size 7.25″ tall x 6 wide

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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

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Old Fashioned Glasses NEW

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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Graspable tumblers link to this group

Here are FOUR 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 #1

This set of drinking vessels have a comfortable hand and lip feel. blue to brown sprayed glaze exteriors. Two left. Sold as a pair or individually. 8 oz pour.

3.75″ x 3.75″

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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 NEW

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.

4″ tall x 4″ wide

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Bowls link to this group

These are large bowls.  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”.

Celadon crackled spiral bowl (large)

Use of a white slip over the clay gives the celadon glaze subtle interior variations.  Fruit display could be elegant.

3.75″ tall x 8.25″dia

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Celadon crackled spiral bowl (small)

Celadon glazing over spiraling white slip with glaze crackling interior is striking.

3″ tall x 7.75″ dia

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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”.

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Hope Bowl

Large bowl with outside subtly inscribed with “HOPE”.  Dark Ochre color.  From the exhibit “Moral Universe” with the hope of imagining a better future.

4.5″ tall x 12″ dia

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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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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 NEW

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.

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Pitcher with Incised Surface NEW

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

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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.

Saki Set “3 Lines” NEW

Three line surface markings, three choko saki set.

Tokkuri is 5″ tall x 3”.

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Faceted Saki Set NEW

Semi Matt Saki set with 4 choko.

Tokkuri 6″ tall x 4″”

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