Peter Accadia was born in San Marco in Lamis, (Puglia) Italy before migrating to Australia in 1956.
His lifelong love for ceramics and fine art started from the age of 13 and he is still practicing his art today.
Educated in Melbourne, Peter completed his Ceramics Diploma at RMIT while living in Northcote – an inner Northern suburb.
He was an artist in residence at La Trobe University from the 1980s until the early 2010. He taught the art of Ceramics to students and academics.
All of his work is conducted at his studio-gallery in Eltham where he lives with his wife Noriko who is a constant inspiration and continues to influence his creativity today.
Why does he pot?
There are as many answers as there are days. For Peter, life is too short not to be engaged in a creative way.
While much of Peter’s work consists of high-fired stoneware and porcelain thrown on the wheel, his talents also extend to individual forms and chess pieces which can be found in our online store.
Having developed the technique of Saggar firing, Peter uses a diverse selection of natural materials such as shells, paper, wood, cow dung, mushrooms and even spent grapes to personalise his pieces.
Exhibited in Australia and Japan and held in private collections internationally.
Peter’s work can be viewed in person at his studio-gallery located in Eltham, Victoria.
The work of Peter Accadia, in its development over five decades, exhibits a wide range of approaches to the making of functional ceramic wares. This almost exclusive restriction to what could be seen as humble domestic utensils, allows the artist to concentrate his attention on the articulation of extremely subtle variations of both form and surface.