Peter Evonuk (Massachusetts)

Bubblepot (A vessel for the conceptual tea ceremony.)

Medium/Materials:  Nickel silver, soap film, smoke, fine silver, and glass

Dimensions:  6” x 6” x 6”

Year: 2012

Photographer: James Hull

Artist Statement: 

I am a maker of things.

Biography:

Peter Evonuk has been a farm boy, door-to-door vacuum cleaner salesman, appliance delivery dude, construction worker, roofer, and woodshop supervisor at several institutions. Originally from the island of Maui, he is presently a metalsmith, sculptor, teacher, and social satirist serving as an instructor and studio manager for the Jewelry and Metalsmithing department at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Peter received his BFA in Sculpture/Metalsmithing and jewelry from the University of Oregon and his MFA in Metalsmithing from the Cranbrook Academy of Art. Peter’s work explores human ingenuity and discovery through the redesign and subversion of the ubiquitous utilitarian device. Chairs, lamps mouse traps and teapots, all products produced to address the most basic needs of society, are hijacked, dissected and used as compositional framework for polemic objects.