“Peter Hessemer studied with renowned ceramicists Rudolf Staffel at the Tyler School of Fine Arts in Philadelphia and with Ruth Duckworth at the University of Chicago. Peter has won many awards including the Frances Freedman Prize in Fine Art while at the University of Chicago. His ceramic work has been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the United States. It can also be seen in Hands in Clay by Charlotte F. Speight and John Toki.
Peter is Professor of Art at Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, Illinois; his studio is in Lake Forest. His art work frequently reflects his local natural environment or where he has traveled, building a romantic connection with the world around him.”