Raku Keyhole with Blue Wave | By Peter Hayes
Raku-fired ceramic with resin on slate base
Signed on base
H. 27.5 x w. 12.5 cm
About the Maker
I have always been interested in the history of ceramics – why and how ‘things’ are made of clay. This interest was extended after I 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.
'I find it joyful to work with many different materials. Each has its own character, its own limits, its own tolerance – some materials fight back, some play the game. I think it’s the material that is in charge and it will only let you make what it wants. It is my job to push it to its limits and somehow an equilibrium is made between maker and material.'
Peter Hayes is an internationally renowned sculptor and ceramicist working in Bath, UK and Udaipur, India. 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.
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