Peter Hayes

Image Credit: Peter Hayes

Black Swan Arts, 2 Bridge Street, Frome BA11 1BB

01373 473980
[email protected]

Saturday 16 February 2019 – Saturday 23 March 2019
Opening Hours: 10am-4pm


Friday 15 February, 6-8pm

Peter Hayes is an international artist working in ceramics, bronze and glass. He has been at the forefront of contemporary ceramics for decades and has been an influence on many artists working in ceramics and other materials. His work has been shown all over the world and appears in many international collections.

He has travelled extensively in Africa, working as a ceramic artist with tribes and village potters who inspired him with the exquisite work they were producing using very limited technology and tools. His unquenchable curiosity for the world then led him to India, Nepal, Japan, Korea and New Mexico where he found similar skills. He has since gone on to develop the techniques he learned, including working with bronze, glass and stone alongside clay. He is now in the process of setting up a new workshop/studio in Uidaipur, India.

Peter’s pots and sculptures are primarily concerned with the opposites of rough and smooth which he creates by building up layers of texture and then burnishing and polishing the surfaces. Recently he has been working on large scale forms which he places within the landscape. He says: ‘My main aim is that the work should not compete with the landscape but evolve within the environment. With the elements of time and erosion, the individual piece takes on its own developing surface.’



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