Aysha Peltz is a Vermont-based studio potter and educator. She received both her BFA (Cum Laude) and MFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. She is an active educator and has held a faculty appointment at Bennington College since 2006. In addition, she has taught classes and workshops at the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Alfred University, Peter’s Valley School of Craft, The Walter Gropius Master Workshop Series, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Harvard University, and the Kansas City Art Institute. She has also lectured at the Shelburne Craft School in Vermont, The Huntingdon Museum of Art in West Virginia, and at the Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute in Jingdezhen, China.
Aysha has exhibited consistently for over 20 years in a variety of venues across the country including the Clay Studio in Philadelphia; Pottery Northwest in Seattle, Washington; The Art School at Old Church in Demarest, New Jersey; Worcester Center for Crafts in Worcester, Massachusetts; and Penland Gallery in Penland North Carolina.
Her work is in notable collections including the American Museum of Ceramic Art, The Schein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art, Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute, and the Huntington Museum of Art, where she received the Walter Gropius Master Award. Aysha has also been awarded an Emerging Artist Award at the National Council for the Education of the Ceramic Arts.
Aysha owns Town Hill Pottery and the New England Hardboard Company with her husband and fellow potter, Todd Wahlstrom. Lidded Jar was part of Sweetwater’s Thrown & Altered exhibition in 2017.