Peter Alger

Peter Alger
Born Peter Alger
New Brunswick, Canada
Known forPotter


Peter Alger (given birth to 1952) is a fresh Zealand potter.

Early life

He was created in New Brunswick, Canada, in 1952 and emigrated to New Zealand along with his family members in 1959.


In 1968, he became apprenticed to potter Warren Tippet in the Coromandel. He set up his very own pottery studio room in Northland in 1970.His identifying potter’s tag, as registered with the brand new Zealand Culture of Potters, was from 1969 to 1975 the form of the clover, and from 1975 onwards a stylized seafood image.


In 1992, he earned the Norsewear Artwork Award along with his stoneware work Elemental Dish and was listed being a Finalist in the brand new Zealand Culture of Potters Easter Present Award Exhibition. In 1992, he was also honored a Certificate of Merit on the Cleveland Ceramics Awards. In 1993, the Northland Build Trust as well as the QEII Arts Council granted him a one-year musician residency on the Quarry in Whangarei. In 1994, he gained the Glenfalloch Prize on the Cleveland Ceramics Honours.


Alger’s work is definitely kept in the choices from the Auckland Battle Memorial Museum as well as the Suter Gallery in Nelson.