Peter Wills

Small yellow and bronze porcelain bowl.
Hand thrown porcelain.
6.5cm high x 18cm dia
Small pink and bronze porcelain bowl.
Hand thrown porcelain.
6.5cm high x 17cm dia
Medium pink and bronze porcelain bowl
Hand thrown porcelain.
7.5cm high x 20.5cm dia
Group of Little porcelain bowls with impressed patterns. 2018
Hand thrown porcelain.
Largest piece 6.5cm high x 12.5cm dia
All pictures Peter Wills.

"Inspiration for me comes from simple things; pots from ancient China to modern Europe; the looseness, freedom and life of Bizen wares, the wonderful colours, textures and forms of Lucie Rie’s work; the inverted profile of a hat, a blackbird singing outside my bedroom window."

"I aim for balanced form, attention to detail and life; I would love the ability to produce pots of a calibre that would make people catch their breath – however, for now, if I can occasionally stir the heart, I’ll be content."

Peter Wills

Widely exhibited in Britain, my work has also been shown in Italy, Brussels, Spain, the Netherlands, Japan, the UAE, Germany, and the USA.

Joint exhibitions since 2008

SuperBowls. Curated by Geoffrey Swindell. Craft in the Bay, Cardiff 2017
Welsh Government Display/Promotion, Japan 2016
Voyage. Bath Contemporary Art Gallery, Bath 2016
Line and Colour. White Space Art, Devon 2015
South Wales Potters Touring Exhibition 2014/15
Friendship Forged in Fire: British Ceramics in America. American Museum of Ceramic Art, California 2013
Small and Precious Oxford Ceramics 2012
Celtic Winter Exhibition. The Stour Gallery 2010/11
Grassi Museum Leipzig, Germany 2008

Commissions are undertaken; the most prestigious to date being for HM Government, who presented pieces as gifts to nineteen visiting European Heads of State attending a Summit in Wales.

My work can be found in private and public collections and has been featured in local, national and international publications. The latest being:

Creamic Review 2018
Crea Traveller 2017
Frank and Janet Hamer.
The Potter’s Dictionary of Materials and Techniques

I am a member of South Wales Potters, and a Professional member of The Craft Potters Association of Great Britain.