Peter Hayes gained his degree at the Birmingham College of Art in 1967. He is one of the leading exponents art and his sculptural ceramics have earned him recognition as a Fellow of the Craft Potters Association (CPA).
Peter’s ceramics are heavily influenced by his extensive travels to Southern Africa, India, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Australia, New Zealand and Western Europe. Throughout his travels he has worked with indigenous craftsmen, learning from their age-old techniques, often using the most basic materials and tools.
Peter’s sculptures are primarily concerned with the opposites of rough and smooth which he creates by building up layers of textured clay and then burnishing and polishing the surfaces. Weathering is an integral part of the process which he does by submerging his work in the river Avon where he has his studio.
Peter exhibits widely throughout the U.K and private collections throughout the world and has undertaken numerous public and private commissions.