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Peter M Clarke BA (Hons), MRBS

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Sculptor Peter M Clarke BA (Hons), MRBS
Peter M Clarke with Vortices

About Peter M Clarke

Peter M Clarke has exhibited his imaginative organic sculpture in innumerable outdoor and indoor exhibitions throughout Britain since graduating from Camberwell College, London. The majority of his work is in copper and steel.

His work has been purchased for collections in Europe, the US and New Zealand, such is the interest in his unearthly depictions of flora which blend in so well in garden settings, as exampled in BBC Gardener`s World, The FT, Sunday Express colour supplements etc.
Sculptor Peter M Clarke BA (Hons), MRBS
Peter M Clarke

Exhibition History of Peter M Clarke

1993 Degree Show, Camberwell College of Arts
1993 New Art Exhibition, Atrium Gallery, Whiteleys, Bayswater W2
1993 New Designers, Islington
1994-2014 Fire and Iron Gallery, Leatherhead
1994-1996 Open House Exhibition, Redhill, Surrey
1995-2014 Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden and Gallery, Ockley, Surrey
1995 Sculptural Open, Hall Place, Bexley
1995 Grace Barrand Design Centre, Nutfield
1996 Blickling Hall, NT Country House and Garden, Norwich, Norfolk
1996-1997 Mount Ephraim Sculpture Trail, Hernhill, Kent
1996 Staunton Country Park, Havant, Hants
1996-2009 The Garden Gallery, Stockbridge
1996-2014 Mythic Garden, Chagford, Devon
1996 Business Design Centre, Islington
1996 Rufford Country Park, Newark, Notts
1996-97, 2004-5, 12 Marle Place Gardens, Kent
1997 Pigeonsford Walled Garden, Blaenporth, Cardigan
1997 Art at the Paper Mill, Benenden, Kent
1997-1998 Bank Gallery, Chobham, Surrey
1997 Wye Garden Festival, Wye Horticultural College, Nr Ashford, Kent
1997-2007, 9 Artspace, Barn Galleries, Henley
1997 Up the Garden Path, Oriel Myrddin, Carmarthen
1997, 2000-1 Henley Arts Festival
1998-1999 Bow House Gallery, Barnet, London
1998, 2007 Michelham Priory, Sussex
1998-2001 Beale Park, Reading
1999-2000 Burghley Sculpture Trail, Stamford
2000 Chelsea Flower Show
2000-01, 06-10 Artparks International, Sausmarez Manor, Guernsey
2001 Garden Architecture Gallery, London
2000-14 Pashley Manor Gardens, E.Sussex
2001 Garden of Art, Gestingthorpe
2001 Artspace, Barn Galleries, Worcester
2001-3 Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Romsey
2001 Art in the Garden, Hadlow Down, Sussex
2001 Summer Art Exhibition, East Bergholt, Suffolk
2001 The Cranbrook Show, Kent
2001-3 Just Roses, Northiam, Kent
2002-4, 12-14 Maureen Michaelson, Hampstead
2002 Jeremy`s, Cuckfield, E Sussex
2002, 7, 8 Artichoke Gallery, Burwash, E Sussex
2003 The Sculpture Show, Lwr Slaughter, Glos
2003-4 The Sculpture Show, Mottram Hall, Cheshire
2003 Artparks Int., Newnham Paddox, Warwicks
2003 Artparks Int., Erbestock
2003 Exbury Gardens, Hampshire
2004-5 The Sculpture Show, Stow on the Wold
2004 Samson House, Bankside, London
2004-5 The Sculpture Show, Marle Place, Kent
2004-7,9 Godinton House, Ashford, Kent
2004-5 Hall Place, Bexley, Kent (solo)
2005 RHS Harlow Carr Garden, Harrogate
2005,7 Fresh Air 2005, Quenington
2005 Merriments Garden, Kent
2006 Galanthus Gallery, Hereford
2006,8 Puthall Park, Marlborough, Wilts
2006, 8-13 Maundy Todd Summer Show, Surrey
2007-9 Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens, Sussex
2008-10 The Sculpture Show, Tetbury
2008 Arlington Art Centre, Newbury
2008 Newby Hall, Yorkshire
2008 Fawley, Henley on Thames
2009 Nettlestead Summer Show, Kent
2010 Art at the Garden, Croxton Park Thetford
2011 A Decade of Sculpture in the Garden, University of Leicester
2011 Hidcote Manor Garden, NT
2011 Rococo Garden, Painswick
2012 Burghley Sculpture Garden, Burghley House, Stamford
2014 Artichoke Gallery, Ticehurst, E Sussex
2014 Art in a topiary Garden, Benenden, Kent
2014 Westlavington Manor, Wilts
2015 Hidden Gardens, Hampstead, London
2015 Grow London Fair, Hampstead, London

Peter M Clarke with Organic Forms

Biography / CV of Peter M Clarke

Born in London in 1953, Peter spent several years in the fashion industry before the decline in clothing manufacture in Britain led to redundancy. Changing direction, Peter decided to study art and undertook a foundation course in Art and Design 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, a commission that was to ignite a passion for designing and making garden sculpture.

Peter now has a studio/workshop in a converted stable block 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, his pieces are made by hand, usually by drawing freehand directly onto the metal. 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 his textures and finishes are derived from organic surfaces of stem, leaf, pod, shell or bark. Generally suitable for siting in soil or in water, many of Peter`s outdoor pieces are finely balanced to allow for gentle movement as they sway in the wind.

Artist Statement of Peter M Clarke

I look to the organic for form, colour and texture, exploring the characteristics of plant forms, of rocks and shells, of the earth, of the universe.

Awards and Prizes of Peter M Clarke

1996 Best Sculpture, Mount Ephraim Gardens, Kent

Acquisitions / Collections of work by Peter M Clarke

Peter M Clarke`s work is held in private collections from New Zealand to the United States of America, including the collection of a certain famous international pop icon.

Reviews of work by Peter M Clarke

Featured in:
BBC2`s Gardeners World
Carlton TV`s Carlton Country
ITV`s Artworks
Country Life
Financial Times
Sunday Express Colour Supplement
Kent Life
Surrey Life
Kent Messenger
The English Garden
BBC Radio Scotland
Gardens Illustrated
RHS Magazine

Public Works of Peter M Clarke

1993 3 Sensorial Sculptures for Walton Leigh School, Surrey
1998 Artworks for St Mary`s School, Islington
2000 Millennium Sculpture - St Peter`s School, London
2001 Sculptural Gate - St Luke`s Primary School, Kilburn
2002 Organic sculptures for The Royal Brompton Hospital Sensory Garden, Fulham Wing
2011 8 Sculptures for Fairlight Care Home, Manchester
2012 Sculpture for York NHS Trust

Qualifications / Education of Peter M Clarke

*Certificate in Art and Design, Sir John Cass College, London Metropolitan University

*BA (Hons) 3-D, Metalwork, Camberwell College, London

*ARBS Membership 2010

Teaching Experience

Workshops and Presentations:
Artweek teach-in, Walton Leigh Special Needs School, Surrey
Slide show and workshop, art students, London Borough of Bromley
Metalwork teaching/workshop for juniors, Petts Wood, Kent
Metalwork demontration/presentation/projects:
St Mary`s CE School, Islington
St Peter`s School Victoria
St Luke`s School, Kilburn

Price Range of Work

Peter M Clarke's work has a price range from £695 to £2,892

Mediums utilised

Peter M Clarke's work is found in the following materials:

Artwork Categorised

Peter M Clarke's work is found in the following categories on site:
Garden Or Yard / Outside and Outdoor Sculptures (21)
Outsize, Very Big, Extra Large and Massive Sculptures (15)
Abstract Plants Fruits Trees Leaves Flowers Statues Sculptures (13)
Abstract Contemporary Modern Outdoor Outside Garden / Yard Sculptures Statues statuary (12)
Outsize Big Large Fruit Flower Plant sculpture statue statuaryGarden Ornament (7)
Varietal cross section of Floral, Fruit and Plantlife Sculpture (7)
Plant Outdoor Outside Garden or Yard sculpture statue statuette (6)
Foliage Leaves Carvings Sculpture Statues (6)
Objects of desire Sculptures (4)
Silhouette, Flat, or Thin or Two Dimensional Bas and Low Reliefs Sculptures or Statues (4)
Seed Nut Pod Grain Mast Fruit Stone Pip Pit Cereal sculpture statue statuary Carving Casting (4)
Poolside Sculptures (4)
Extinct Animals Sculptures (3)
Flower sculpture statue (3)
Tree Plant Shrub Bonsai sculpture statue statuette (3)
Shells Sculptures including Land and Sea and Freshwater Shells Fossil Shells (3)
Fruit Sculpture (3)
Varietal Mix of Bird Sculptures or Statues (2)
Minimalist Understated Abstract Contemporary Sculpture statuary statuettes (2)
Organic / Abstract Sculpture (2)
Aquatic Sculptures Fish / Shells / Sharks / Seals / Corals / Seaweed (2)
Geometric Sculpture Statues statuary statuettes. Usually Abstract Contemporary Modern work (2)
Wild Animals and Wild Life Sculptures
Stylized Animals Sculptures
Garden Bird and Animal Sculptures
Wild Bird Sculptures
Stainless Steel Abstract Contemporary Modern Sculpture
Stylised Birds Sculptures / Statues / statuary / ornaments figurines / statuettes
Water Features, Fountains and Cascades
Interior, Indoors, Inside Sculpture
Suspended Sculptures or Statues or Statuettes
Fabricated Metal Abstract sculpture
Big Large Birds Sculptures Statues
Marine Maritime Water Sea sculpture statue statuette

ArtParkS Sculpture Park Yearly exhibitions

Peter M Clarke's work has been exhibited at the following yearly exhibitions held at the ArtParkS sculpture park:
2010 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2009 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2008 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2007 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2006 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
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"Everything is sculpture. Any material, any idea without hindrance born into space, I consider sculpture"
Isamu Noguchi
Customer comment on 'Equilibrium (Carved Wood Modern Contemporary abstract statue statuette' by Liliya Pobornikova
Hi Peter, I am so delighted with Equilibrium, I have a collection of over 20 original paintings; but this is my first sculpture, and it pleases me more than most of my art. Please pass my thanks to Liliya, (Liliya Pobornikova in Spain) me and my friends really admire her work. And although I cannot afford the £xxxx for her Rainbow 1, I would love to own it, and would be happy to pay £xxxx. Thank you to you too Peter, especially for bearing me in mind, but also for q... [Read more]
Mr A. Chalmers, East Anglia, United Kingdom.