London born and trained sculptor Peter M Clarke, MRSS, works from his studio/ workshop in Kent. There, surrounded by flora and fauna, he is inspired to create his garden sculptures using elements found in nature for symbolism, form and texture.
Working in metals, Peter has a particular feel for copper because of its sensitivity to the texturing process and the range of colours obtained when heat or patinas are applied.
Each sculpture is a unique, hand-made work, evolving as the initial sketch is transferred by drawing directly onto the metal sheet. When cut and hammered into shape, the finish of the piece is determined by the application of a patina or suitable solution or lacquer.
Stainless steel can adopt a range of colours when heated during the making process, and is largely unaffected by the elements, so stainless steel sculptures are left in their natural state.