Peter Beard’s forms are strong and simple with complex surfaces. Each piece works as a whole, combining form and pattern. His work uses techniques of layering glaze and wax, the wax acting as a resist for subsequent layers. This meticulous process creates complex patterns and colour. Alongside his wax resist work he makes ‘ground’ pieces on which a large number of layers of coloured clay and glaze are built up over a long period, and then after firing, ground back to reveal complex patterns within the structure, giving a silky smooth surface.
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