Peter Beard

I have been making ceramics for over 40 years. 
My forms are strong and simple with complex surfaces.  Each piece works as a whole, combining form and pattern. 
My work uses techniques of layering glaze and wax, the wax acting as a resist for subsequent layers.  This meticulous process creates complex patterns and colour.  
Alongside my wax resist work I make “ground” pieces on which a large number of layers of coloured clay and glaze are built up over a long period, and then after firing, ground back to reveal complex patterns within the structure, giving a silky smooth surface. 

Website: www.peterbeard.co.uk