Ceramic Sculptor and Artist - Peter Hayes
The Moseley School of Art Association
Peter Hayes was selected to attend the Moseley School of Art at the age of 12, leaving in 1961 to become a student at the Birmingham College of Art.
He later travelled extensively throughout Africa, spending several years working as a ceramic artist and sculptor with a large number of tribes and village potters. He was intrigued that by the use of such limited technology and basic tools the craftsmen could produce such exquisitely beautiful surfaces.
He later discovered the same inherent skills during his extensive travels in India, Nepal, Japan, Korea and New Mexico, and tried to adopt the ideas he acquired during his travels in his own work.
Peter returned to the UK in 1982 and converted a toll house in Bath into a studio. Since then he has worked incessantly to develop his thoughts and ideas using many of the techniques and methods learned during his travels.
Peter Hayes The Sculptor in His Studio (Oil on Canvas)
by Tom Coates, RP PPS PPRBA RWS NEAC
Sir Stuart Lipton has written of his work:
"I have known and worked with Peter Hayes for many years and very much enjoy his work.
Peter Hayes finds much of his inspiration in the landscape. In the surfaces of his pieces one can find motifs that he first developed after living and working in Africa. Since the mid-eighties Peter's work has changed greatly from that of a ceramic artist who might by loosely called a potter, to that of a sculptor who happens to use ceramics as his medium. Function has been changed for pure form.
Never standing still, he is constantly experimenting and developing his work.
This sculpture is instantly recognisable as his . . . very definitely of our time, but with reference to antiquity . . . to which we all respond."
His unique styles, techniques and innovative concepts have placed Peter Hayes at the very forefront of the international community of contemporary sculptors.
Solo Exhibitions 2002 New Millennium Gallery, St. Ives 2002 Running Ridge Gallery, New Mexico 2001 Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh 2000 Anthony Hepworth Fine Art, London 2000 Contemporary Ceramics, London 1999 Graham Gallery, New York 1998 Galerie le Pignon, Netherlands 1998 Helgi Joensen Gallery, Norway 1998 Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh 1997 The Next Wave, Aspidal Gallery, Nottingham 1997 New Millennium Gallery, St. Ives Group Exhibitions 2002 Peter Hayes & Brian Graham, Maltby Gallery 2002 Peter hayes & Sandra Blow, Farnham, Surrey 1992-2002 Art, Islington, London 2001 Peter Hayes & Peter Joyce, Bournemouth Univ. 1999-2001 Sculptural Objects and Functional Art, New York 1993-2001 Sculptural Objects and Functional Art, Chicago 1999 London Contemporary Art Fair 1999 Secret Codes, Doll Anstadt Gallery, Vermont 1999 International Contemporary Art Fair, London 1999 Running Ridge Gallery, New Mexico Commissions 2002 Bronze Family Group, Witley Court, Worcester 2002 Six Totems, Shackleton House, London 2001 Mounted Pebbles, Smith Kline Beecham, London 2000 Seated Bronze Figures, Prior Court, Oxon. 1998 Four Figures, Taiwan Bank, Taipei 1997 Totems, water sculpture, London 1996 Water Sculpture, Private Collection, Marlborough 1994 Stones, sculpture, Private Collection, London 1994 Mounted Stones with Gold Circle, London 1993 Pylons, London 1993 Four Standing Stones, Norfolk House, London Prizes & Awards 1998 Assistance Grant for Glass Study, SW Arts 1994 Peers Award, National Potters Festival Selected Public and Private Collections Scottish National Gallery Museum of Modern Art, Jamaica Gardner Collection, Toronto Museum of Modern Art, Brussels Siber Collection, California JB Speed Museum, Louisville Galleries William Zimer Gallery, California Graham Gallery, New York Carlin Gallery, Paris Galleria la Peria, Switzerland Galerie le Pignon, Netherlands Galerie Arterre, Netherlands Crafts Council Gallery Shop, London New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, Surrey The Stour Gallery, Shipston-on-Stour, Warcks. New Millennium Gallery, St. Ives Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh Anthony Hepworth Fine Art, Bath Running Ridge Gallery, Santa Fe Professional Societies National Artists Association Craft Potters Association Penwith Art Society Newlyn Art Society International Sculpture Centre
The Moseley School of Art Association is an association formed to:
- promote and maintain, through exhibitions, reunions and other means personal contact between all former pupils and staff members of the Moseley Secondary School of Art, Moseley Road, Birmingham 12 England
- promote the restoration and continued maintenance of the Moseley School of Art building, and
- to promote the activities of members who are active in any of the fields of art and the crafts, by means of publicity, sponsorship and procurement of artist materials at discount rates
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