Community Education Bios

Peggy King

Peggy King started teaching Beginning Pottery at Northampton Community College in October of 2015.  My love for ceramics started at a very young age when we would dig clay in the stream behind our house growing up.   In high school, she learned how to throw pots on the wheel.

She majored in ceramics at Arcadia University in Glenside, PA, receiving a BFA and a minor in education in 2003.  King was also given the opportunity to study abroad at Glasgow School of Art where her ceramic skill improved dramatically.

The aspect of ceramics that she enjoys the most is that the discipline is so multi-faceted.  One can hand-build, throw on the wheel, slip cast, mold make, and learn glaze chemistry.  The discipline has really endless possibilities - the only limit is your own creativity.  She looks forward to meeting new students hearing about their lives, while guiding them in their creative pursuits.