Born in St. John’s, NL. and raised in Montreal, Peet came to Regina, Sk. in 1977.
In 1978 he started to work in clay, exhibiting and marketing his work for the next twenty years.
In 1988 he volunteered with CUSO at a women’s pottery co-op in The Gambia, West Africa.
In 1994 John Peet received a BFA in ceramics from the University of Regina. From 1998 until 2016 he worked full time at the MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina. Since leaving the gallery he has been reestablishing his ceramic practice.
I am a potter who started working with clay forty years ago. I am interested in fine craft and the joy I find in being a maker, I also want to expand my art practice. I want to go beyond the functional object and address other concepts and issues in my work.
As a craftsperson, primarily working in wheel thrown vessels and coming from a long ceramic tradition, I am concerned with form, surface, and function, having a strong connection with my materials. As a visual artist I am attempting to communicate, hoping to elicit a response from the viewer.