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.


on form 16

on form 14

London 2013

on form 2012

on form 2010

on form 2008