Craft Centre, Nottinghamshire June
by Peter Beard was one of the now annual major ceramic exhibitions
that are hosted by Rufford as part of the Earth & Fire ceramics
and pottery fair. These exhibitions have become a major showcase
for some of Britain's leading potters.
Peter Beard is without doubt a potter, however he is also in many
ways an artist. In addition to working with clay he also has worked
with glass and bronze. This exhibition featured some amazing and
powerful bronzes by him. The Rufford space is not easy to show in
and Peter handled the space superbly well. This exhibition was one
of the best I have seen at Rufford, incredible work and superb staging.
In every way Peter Beard is a remarkable talent.
Three of the wall pieces that were in the exhibition.
view of a small section of the exhibition.
This is a single installation
group by Peter
from the wonderful centre piece bronze.
toroidal pieces, a form often explored by Peter.