William Peers

I studied at Falmouth College of Art, and later worked in the marble quarries of Carrara, Italy as well as spending long periods in Corsica. My earliest carvings were figurative, following a long history of English stone carving brought to prominence in the 20th Century by Henry Moore and Eric Gill. In the 1990s I moved to Cornwall, where I spent 15 years carving in Hornton stone. I later turned to Portuguese marble, and my carving became more abstract. In 2010 I embarked on a series 100 Days: Sketched in Marble in which I carved a marble sculpture each day for one hundred days. Working repeatedly within a time limit led me to a more bold approach to carving. Recently the relationship between positive and negative shapes has become an interest.

Please note that we are currently showing a representative
selection of work from each artist. The full range of sculpture will be
available to view from Monday 8 June and online sales will open on
Saturday 13 June.

View Video
Archive: