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Peter Hayes

About

Peter Hayes is an internationally renowned sculptor and ceramicist working in Bath. Peter has always been interested in the history of ceramics – why and how ‘things’ are made of clay. This interest was extended after he spent several years travelling through Africa working with various tribes and village potters and being intrigued how, with limited technology and basic tools, they were able to get such exquisite, beautiful surfaces. He found the same inherent skills in India, Nepal, Japan and New Mexico. He tried to adopt the ideas picked up from his travels in his own work; by building up layers of textured clay combined with burnishing and polishing of surfaces, trying to achieve opposites of rough and smooth.

Peter has been working on large scale ceramic forms which have been placed in the home or the landscape. His main aim is that the work should not compete with the landscape, but evolve within the environment. With this in mind he has introduced other minerals into the Raku ceramic surface such as iron and copper. With the elements of time and erosion, the individual piece takes on its own developing surface.

His work features in major public and private collections throughout the world, including the Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh; the Museum of Modern Art, Kingston Jamaica; the Gardner Collection, Toronto; the Museum of Modern Art, Brussels, Belgium; the Siber Collection, California, USA; and the JB Speed Museum, Louisville, KY.

EXHIBITION HIGHLIGHTS

Bait Muzna Gallery, Muscat, Oman

Majlis Gallery, Dubai

James Graham Gallery – New York

William Zimmer Gallery – California

Gallery Victor Armendariz – Chicago

Bourgainvillia gallery – Udaipur, India

Gallerie Le Pignon – Netherlands

Beside The Wave – London

Thrown Gallery – London

CIRCLE Contemporary – Cornwall

Porthminster Gallery – St Ives, Cornwall

Blackmore Gallery – Lymm, Cheshire

SELECTED COMMISSIONS

2016

Group of Sculptures, Artelier  Art Advisory

Standing Stone, Private collection, Bath

Sculptures, Studio Reed, London

2015

6 Sculptures for Yacht, Mark Berryman Design

Wall Sculpture, Private Collection, Kensington, London

Wall mounted Disc, Private Collection, Wadebridge, Cornwall 

2014

6ft Raku Wall Disc, Studio Indigo, London

Group of Sculptures, Terence Disdale Design, London

2013

Head mounted on Wooden base, Private Collection, East Sussex

Raku Standing Stone, Private Collection, Newmarket

Male Head mounted on Wooden Sleepers, Private Collection, St Albans

2012

Iron Infused Figure, Private Collection, London

Group of 5 Standing Stones with Bronze boulders, Private collection, Udaipur, India

2011

Raku Totem, Private Collection, Maryland. USA

Glass Water Sculpture, Private Collection, Cotswolds

2010

Raku Plaques, Libby Howe Ltd, Wave Projects

Triptych of Raku Plaques, Private Collection, Bath

6ft Bow Form, Private Collection, Bath

2009

Stacks with Glass Top, Private Collection, Aylesbury

Group of Ceramics Forms, Elstone Hayes Associates

2008

Group of 5 Totems, Private Collection, London

Stack Water Feature, Private Collection, Exeter

Group of 5 Totems, Private Collection, London

3 Raku Totems, Four Seasons Hotel Golf Club, Hualalai, Hawaii

2006

15ft Totem Water Sculpture, Private collection, Warwickshire

6ft Raku Disc with Blue Wave, Private collection, Cotswolds

2005

12 Sculptures, The Foyer, 1 Hanover Street, London

Raku Disc mounted on Stainless steel and slate base, Private Collection, Boston, USA

2004

Raku Standing Stones, P&O Ship Arcadia, Elstone Hayes Associates

Standing Stones with Gold Inset, Private Yacht, Disdale Design & Linda Bird Art Consultant

2003

Raku Disc & Two Raku Totems, Private Yacht, John Pillar & Libby Howe, Art Consultants

2002

Bronze Family Group, Jerwood Foundation Whitney Sculpture Park

Six Totems, Shackleton House London

2001

Mounted Pebbles, GlaxoSmithKline London

Seated Bronze Figures, Prior Court, Oxfordshire

PROJECTS & COLLECTIONS

Scottish National Gallery

The Museum of Modern Art, Kingston Jamaica

The Gardner Collection, Toronto

The Museum of Modern Art, Brussels, Belgium

The Siber Collection, California, USA

JB Speed Museum, Louisville, KY

DOWNLOAD LOOK BOOK

CLICK HERE to request available  artworks by Peter Hayes.

.

For all sale enquires please contact:

lucy@circlecontemporary.co.uk

01208 813 220

EXHIBITION HIGHLIGHTS

Bait Muzna Gallery, Muscat, Oman

Majlis Gallery, Dubai

James Graham Gallery – New York

William Zimmer Gallery – California

Gallery Victor Armendariz – Chicago

Bourgainvillia gallery – Udaipur, India

Gallerie Le Pignon – Netherlands

Beside The Wave – London

Thrown Gallery – London

CIRCLE Contemporary – Cornwall

Porthminster Gallery – St Ives, Cornwall

Blackmore Gallery – Lymm, Cheshire

SELECTED COMMISSIONS

2016

Group of Sculptures, Artelier  Art Advisory

Standing Stone, Private collection, Bath

Sculptures, Studio Reed, London

2015

6 Sculptures for Yacht, Mark Berryman Design

Wall Sculpture, Private Collection, Kensington, London

Wall mounted Disc, Private Collection, Wadebridge, Cornwall 

2014

6ft Raku Wall Disc, Studio Indigo, London

Group of Sculptures, Terence Disdale Design, London

2013

Head mounted on Wooden base, Private Collection, East Sussex

Raku Standing Stone, Private Collection, Newmarket

Male Head mounted on Wooden Sleepers, Private Collection, St Albans

2012

Iron Infused Figure, Private Collection, London

Group of 5 Standing Stones with Bronze boulders, Private collection, Udaipur, India

2011

Raku Totem, Private Collection, Maryland. USA

Glass Water Sculpture, Private Collection, Cotswolds

2010

Raku Plaques, Libby Howe Ltd, Wave Projects

Triptych of Raku Plaques, Private Collection, Bath

6ft Bow Form, Private Collection, Bath

2009

Stacks with Glass Top, Private Collection, Aylesbury

Group of Ceramics Forms, Elstone Hayes Associates

2008

Group of 5 Totems, Private Collection, London

Stack Water Feature, Private Collection, Exeter

Group of 5 Totems, Private Collection, London

3 Raku Totems, Four Seasons Hotel Golf Club, Hualalai, Hawaii

2006

15ft Totem Water Sculpture, Private collection, Warwickshire

6ft Raku Disc with Blue Wave, Private collection, Cotswolds

2005

12 Sculptures, The Foyer, 1 Hanover Street, London

Raku Disc mounted on Stainless steel and slate base, Private Collection, Boston, USA

2004

Raku Standing Stones, P&O Ship Arcadia, Elstone Hayes Associates

Standing Stones with Gold Inset, Private Yacht, Disdale Design & Linda Bird Art Consultant

2003

Raku Disc & Two Raku Totems, Private Yacht, John Pillar & Libby Howe, Art Consultants

2002

Bronze Family Group, Jerwood Foundation Whitney Sculpture Park

Six Totems, Shackleton House London

2001

Mounted Pebbles, GlaxoSmithKline London

Seated Bronze Figures, Prior Court, Oxfordshire

PROJECTS & COLLECTIONS

Scottish National Gallery

The Museum of Modern Art, Kingston Jamaica

The Gardner Collection, Toronto

The Museum of Modern Art, Brussels, Belgium

The Siber Collection, California, USA

JB Speed Museum, Louisville, KY

DOWNLOAD LOOK BOOK

CLICK HERE to request available  artworks by Peter Hayes.

.

For all sale enquires please contact:

lucy@circlecontemporary.co.uk

01208 813 220

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