This artist’s work was in the garden in 2016. If you would like more information about their work you can view their website by clicking the link below or email me and I will be happy to help.
Peter 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.
While 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.
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.
The inspiration 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.