New York, New York
Peter Speliopoulos is a multidisciplinary artist creating ceramics and home objects. His influences are founded in his experience as a fashion designer, creative director and opera and dance costume designer. Speliopoulos’ evolution into home objects expresses a desire to present a balance between the primitive and the contemporary. Speliopoulos creates pieces to provoke the senses, as they embrace a respect for history with the forward motion of modern life.
Speliopoulos’ lifelong fascination with the artistry of color, texture and craft is rooted in a long and successful fashion career, spanning from couture to sportswear, from ethereal to grounded. Born and raised in Springfield, Massachusetts, Speliopoulos’ passion for melding material and construction led him to Parsons School of Design, where he received his BFA in Fashion Design and was named 1982’s graduating class Designer of the Year. Peter was previously the Creative Director of Cerruti in Paris and Donna Karen in New York, and he continues to work as a consultant for various luxury brands.
Peter’s passion for design has matured since developing his interest in creating ceramics in 2011, as he loves the eternal quality of clay, natural forms and is often inspired by the cosmos and alchemy. Peter enjoys creating series, though each vessel can stand on its own. Each piece is hand thrown and glazed by Peter himself.