William Peers is a stone sculptor based in Cornwall. He studied at Falmouth College of Art then was apprentice to Michael Black in Oxford. He has carved stone for the past twenty years, moving from figurative to abstract. He exhibits regularly with the John Martin Gallery, London, as well as in group exhibitions across the UK. William has mainly worked with Hornton stone, Carrara marble and Portugese marble. His work falls into three categories, wall hung sculpture, free-standing, and landscape and garden sculpture. In 2010 he challenged himself to create a marble sculpture a day for 100 days, culminating in the exhibition ‘100 Days; Sketched in Marble’. This series was the springboard for much larger scale work.
William lives and works in North Cornwall.
Carving something is a little like playing God - I set boundaries and rules and then let the experiment run. I might for instance say “I want no concave forms” or “Let there be a general circular flow”. At the moment I am employing the rule of “Let there be no feeling of an end to the flow pattern.” I have this notion of the energy of the intention being absorbed into the stone.