Peter Beard

My work has always been inventive and I work in an intuitive way, constantly drawing, sketching and experimenting with new forms and processes. My forms are strong and simple but have complex surfaces which draw the viewer to look more closely. Each piece works as a whole, a union of form and pattern.

I use meticulous processes of layering glaze, along with painting patterns with wax. The wax acts as a resist, burning off during the firing process. Other work involves layering coloured clays which, after glazing, are ground back to reveal complex patterns and tactile surfaces.