M Clarke MRBS, Sculptor
for Peter's work comes from nature, and many of the textures and finishes
he introduces into his work are derived from organic surfaces of stem,
leaf, pod or bark. Generally suitable for siting in soil or in water,
several of Peter's outdoor pieces are finely balanced to allow for gentle
movement in the wind.
work is held in private collections from New Zealand to the United States,
including the collection of a certain famous international pop icon!
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Peter M Clarke
Pods and Feathers
Peter with Starburst
Peter's Organic Forms were the public's
choice for 'Best Sculpture' prize at the Mount Ephraim Sculpture Trail
in Hernhill, Kent. In 2000, he created a sculpture for the gold medal-winning
stand of the Kent Hardy Plant Society at the Chelsea Flower Show.
Forms - Karpos Group
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M Clarke was born in London. He spent several years in the fashion industry
before changing direction to study art, initially at Sir John Cass College,
London, followed by a degree course at Camberwell College of Art, London.
there, Peter was invited to create 3 sculptures for the sensory garden
of a school in Walton on Thames, and this commission was to ignite a
passion for designing and making garden sculpture.
Verdigris Shell Form
Peter now has a
studio/workshop on a farm in Kent, surrounded by horses, hens and peacocks.
Working with metals, and especially copper because of its sensitivity
to the texturing process, he makes every piece by hand, either by drawing
freehand directly onto the metal or by designing and working from a
template. Cut shapes are heated to a temperature where the material
is malleable and can be textured and hammered into shape.
Ammonite lll under construction
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