Peter is based in Bath where his studio overlooks the Avon. Having trained at Birmingham College of Art he became a craft advisor traveling widely for the Commonwealth Secretariat in Africa, India and the Far East. These cultures greatly influence his work today.
“I am naturally drawn to shapes of artifacts and objects from other cultures and other times, but that remain timeless.
Erosion and change through time and nature are recorded in a piece. My main aim in my work is not to compete with nature, but for the work to evolve within the environment. The minerals, like the iron and copper that I introduce into the 'Raku' ceramic surface, have their own affect on the clay during the time they are submerged in the river or the sea. This erosion process continues with sanding so that the texture and cracks do not interrupt the surface but become an organic, integral part of the patina. Each individual piece takes on its own developing surface, its own history and its own aesthetic. I am merely the maker”.
Royal College of Art, London
New York, Chicago, Santa Fe
Scottish National Gallery
Museum of Modern Art Kingston, Jamaica
Garderner Collection, Toronto
Museum of Modern Art, Brussels
Silber Collection, California