View Image Gallery Peter Beard(Full member)Tel: +44 (0)1926 428481 Email: Web: www.peterbeard.co.uk
Art communicates by combining process, materials and concept, this fusion is particularly poignant in the world of crafts.
I make thrown and hand-built pieces in oxidised stoneware. I have recently diversified into working with bronze, cast iron and stone, in addition to ceramics.
I make thrown and hand-built pieces in oxidised stoneware fired to 1280°C, using combinations of shiny, matt and semi-matt glazes, built up in layers prior to firing to create textural surfaces in a range of pastel shades and some stronger colours. Wax resist is used extensively to create patterns and to isolate the glaze layers during application.
I first encountered clay when I was a small child and whilst studying for my degree in industrial design and furniture design at Ravensbourne College of Art in London (1970-1973) was able to spend time in the ceramics department.
On finishing college I helped set up a pottery in Scotland making thrown domestic stoneware. I opened my first studio in Kent in 1975, making mainly sculptural pieces. My current studio is in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire.
Membership and Awards and selected Exhibitions
1976 Elected member of Craft Potters Association of Great Britain
My work is featured in:
Studio Porcelain by Peter Lane, published by Pitmans, 1980
Studio Ceramics by Peter Lane, published by Collins, 1983
Ceramic Review. Article in Issue 109, 1988
Ceramic Form by Peter Lane, published by Collins, 1988
Ceramics Art & Perception. Article No 6 1991
The Complete Potter - Glazes by Emmanuel Cooper published by Batsford, 1992
Ceramic Review. Article in Issue No 138, 1992
Ceramic Sculpture by Ian Gregory, published by A & C Black, 1993
Ceramics Monthly, article in November 1993
Throwing pots by Phil Rogers.
Hand formed Ceramics by Richard Zakin, published by Chilton, 1995
The Complete Practical Potter by Josie Warshaw, Annes Publishing, 1999
Neue Keramik. Article in Issue 11, 1999
The Art of Handbuilt Ceramics by Sue Bruce, published Crowood press 2000
Ceramics Mastering the Craft by Richard Zakin, published Krause Publications 2001
The Potters Guide to Ceramic Surfaces by Jo Connell, published Quarto.2002
Antiques Price Guide by Judith Miller published Dorling Kindersley. 2003
Ceramic Review. Article in issue 203, 2003
Neue Keramik. Article in issue 3/04 2004
The Teapot Book by Steve Woodhead published by A&C Black, 2005
The Shell, A World of Decoration and Ornament by Ingrid Thomas published by Thames and Hudson, 2007
Firing by David Jones published by Crowood Press, 2007
Ceramics Art and Perception, Article in issue 71 2008
Klei Magazine. Article in issue 6 2008
BBC Homes & Antiques Magazine, Antiques of the Future article April 2009
500 Ceramic Sculptures published by Lark Books
The Art of Ceramic Decoration published by Uitgever 2009
Slab Techniques by Ian Marsh and Jim Robison published by A&C Black 2010
Contemporary British Studio Ceramics by Annie Carlano published by Yale University Press 2010
My work is held in many private and public collections including:
Keramion Museum, Germany
Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Köln Germany
Ballantyne Collection, UK
Die Neue Samlung Museum, Munich, Germany
Burnley City Art Gallery, UK
Norwich Museum, UK
Stoke on Trent City Museum, UK
INAX Corporation collection, Japan
Museum for Moderne Keramik, Germany
Buckinghamshire County Museum
Leamington Spa Museum
Museum Ariana, Switzerland
Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear Museums
Ichon World Ceramic Center, Kyonggi Province, Korea
International Ceramics Museum of Maroussi, Athens
University of Kansas, USA.
Hanhyanglim Gallery & Jay Collection, Republic of Korea
Museo Nacional de Ceramica Gonzalez Marti, Valencia, Spain
2nd piece purchased in 2011 by Neue Samlung Museum, Munich
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Contact DetailsStudio Address: Tanners Cottage, Welsh Road , Cubbington, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, UK, CV32 7UB.
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Telephone: +44 (0)1926 428481
Fax: +44 (0)1926 428481
Availability: My studio is open at any reasonable time, by appointment.
Last Updated: 2011-07-15
Events featuring this potter
Porthminster Gallery : The Language of Sculpture
Royal College of Art : Ceramic Art London 2014
Art in Clay - Hatfield House : Art in Clay 2014
Potfest in the Park : Potfest in the Park 2014
Galerie du Don : Partners in perfection - Peter Beard and Christiane Wilhelm
Contemporary Ceramics Centre : Peter Beard - ceramic sculpture