William Peers studied at Falmouth School of Art , and later worked in the marble quarries of Carrara, as well as spending long periods in Corsica. In the 1990s he moved to Cornwall, where he spent 15 years carving in Hornton stone. He later turned to Portuguese marble, and his carving became more abstract. In 2010, he embarked on a series called 100 Days: sketched in marble, in which he carved a marble sculpture each day for 100 days. Working repeatedly within a time limit led him to a bolder approach to carving. Recently he has been exploring the relationships between positive and negative shapes.