from the artist

I am a puzzler; puzzles have a power over me. I am intrigued to discover the solutions. It is like meeting someone new and getting to know them piece by piece. Designing objects and creating innovative processes is solving intricate puzzles.

I have expanded the collection from the earlier black and white, opaque-glazed pieces, by developing a new translucent porcelain body and colorful glazes. I am exploring new directions, finding new ways to handle porcelain and pigment. The experimenting with new clays and colors is also leading into lively new directions with my black and white work. Additionally, there is now work that can be hung on the wall. Some will be decorative and functional, some solely decorative. The wall pieces are hung on an easily attached wall cleat. Images of these hanging pieces will be added to this site as soon as they are available.

The design goals have not changed. They have always been to create objects that are exciting to see, touch, and use, when use is intended. I want to create objects that are dynamic and in motion, lively and fun, sensuous and soft to the touch. They are best when there is a note of complication and sophistication. A puzzle’s solution is a greater challenge when it has to work on many levels. Life is multilayered, complicated and enriching. This work is an expression of optimism—a belief that the objects in our life can enrich us in many ways. My goals include the visual, tactile and functional. I want to stimulate your eye, please your hand and warm your soul.



18 Responses to “About”

  1. Joan April 15, 2015 at 9:39 pm #

    Love your work. I have a set of mugs that my sister gave me, and I drink everything out of it, every day.

  2. Peter May 15, 2015 at 2:33 pm #

    Thank You Joan
    You have a very nice sister!

  3. Rosemary Connelly October 8, 2015 at 9:49 pm #

    Have you ever created urns for a loved ones ashes? My husband and I were thinking of your pieces that fit into each other so that the first to die would wait until the other passed.

  4. Peter Saenger October 21, 2015 at 5:11 pm #

    Very touching question, I will email you about commissions.

  5. Dawn Ruccolo May 21, 2016 at 7:50 pm #

    I have just become acquainted with your work. I find that I am very drawn to the visual and the functionality aspects of your black and white collection.

  6. Peter Saenger May 21, 2016 at 11:09 pm #

    Welcome to Saenger Porcelain!

  7. elease May 22, 2016 at 4:57 pm #

    Hi Mr. Saenger- I recently viewed a segment on PBS about you and your work. OMGoodness, I was in awe. What beautifully created vessels/pieces you make! You deserve every award that comes your way. GOD bless you in your continued success!

  8. Peter Saenger May 22, 2016 at 8:13 pm #

    Thank you for the kind words

  9. Karina Almeida May 27, 2016 at 7:13 am #

    Good morning 🙂
    We are a group of design students from Portugal and we are studying one of your pieces (Design II Set) and we wondering if we could ask you some questions about it:
    What year was it done?
    What inspired you to create this set?
    It would help us a lot in our project! We love the project. Thank you so much!

  10. Peter Saenger May 27, 2016 at 9:35 am #

    Tell me more about your school and your class project, if you Facebook I have a Saenger Porcelain page.

    I designed the DII sometime in the 80s, not exactly sure when.

    I am inspired by puzzles,how pieces fit together. Designing the tea set pieces to fit together was a challenging puzzle to solve.

  11. Karina Almeida May 27, 2016 at 11:58 am #

    I’m going to check out the facebook page. Our university is http://www.fa.ulisboa.pt/ and we had to find a design piece that we appreciated and search the most information about it that we could and write an essay about it. And we chose yours, but we were having a hard time finding some things and we saw that you were answering comments here and thought we could give it a try 🙂
    Thank you so much for taking some time to answer, we really appreciate it.

  12. samantha handley October 20, 2016 at 4:50 am #

    id love to order a design 11 set if my information wasnt “invalid” my address bank details and even ENGLAND/great britain its just not working!

  13. lucindaquattrochi January 27, 2017 at 6:15 pm #

    I have a white cream and sugar piece that I have had for thirty some years! I just looked up your name on the underneath side. It is one of my favorite pieces. It feels so soft in my hand and they are nestled into each other like they have melted into each other. It has given me many years of pleasure, both tactual and visually. Thank you!

  14. Peter Saenger January 28, 2017 at 5:09 pm #
  15. Peter Saenger January 28, 2017 at 5:11 pm #

    So glad you like the work, thank you for your kind words!

  16. Peter Saenger January 28, 2017 at 5:18 pm #

    Apologies for the inconvenience, but international payments can not be transacted through the Saengerporcelain.com shopping cart.
    For INTERNATIONAL ORDERS please email the studio with order details. International orders are transacted with a PayPal invoice which will be issued after shipping details have been submitted.

  17. Heather March 6, 2017 at 8:21 am #

    We love your work. My husband purchased your sugar and creamer set at a gallery nearly 20 years ago. They have been a loved. And then recently last year the creamer was broken during a dinner party, and then last month the sugar top! He has been so sad…and then today I found your website and I am so excited! Purchased a new set of sugar/creamer and will hope to purchase the set of four mugs for our wedding anniversary. Thank you for your stunning work.

  18. Peter Saenger March 6, 2017 at 10:23 am #

    Thank you for the kind words, and look for your new set soon to arrive soon.
    Best regards,

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