Artist Profile - Pierre Williams

Seated Female Nude (precious series)
Four Male Nudes on Plinths (knowledge series)
Three Graces (selfie)
Seated Female Nude
Two male nudes on an I plinth
Sitting Male Nude (precious series)

Seated Female Nude (precious series)

Medium: original ceramic

Year: 2019

Price: £595 plus delivery

Four Male Nudes on Plinths (knowledge series)

Medium: Original ceramic

Measurements: 76cm high

Year: 2019

Price: £4500 plus delivery

Three Graces (selfie)

Medium: Original ceramic

Year: 2019

Price: £1800

Seated Female Nude

Medium: Original ceramic

Year: 2019

Price: £495 plus delivery

Two male nudes on an I plinth

Medium: Original ceramic

Year: 2019

Price: £1450 plus delivery

Sitting Male Nude (precious series)

Medium: Original ceramic

Year: 2019

Price: £850 plus delivery

Seated Female Nude (precious series)

Medium: original ceramic

Measurements:

Year: 2019

Price: £595 plus delivery

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About Pierre Williams
Artist Statement

Seated Female Nude (precious series)
Four Male Nudes on Plinths (knowledge series)
Three Graces (selfie)
Seated Female Nude
Two male nudes on an I plinth
Sitting Male Nude (precious series)
Seated Female Nude (precious series)
Four Male Nudes on Plinths (knowledge series)
Three Graces (selfie)
Seated Female Nude
Two male nudes on an I plinth
Sitting Male Nude (precious series)

Biography

Pierre was born in 1962. He completed his foundation at Hereford College of Art and Design in 1998; where he was awarded the Brian Hatton Award. He then went on to study ceramics at the University of Wales in Cardiff (UWIC), graduating in 2001 and also exhibiting at the New Designers Show in Islington later that year. Pierre returned to Hereford College of Art and Design as a tutor between 2002 and 2004, exhibiting at the Hereford Contemporary Craft Fair (winning the new exhibitor award in 2003 and the Booker Arts Prize 2004). He then worked as a part time tutor at Hereford College for the Blind between 2005 and 2008.


Artist Statement

My work has been inspired by many recent visits to Hereford Cathedral, which I have been rediscovering. The skills of the craftsmen who created this work of art and that are also being matched in the restoration work is something I try to replicate in my own work, all be it on a smaller scale. I can be influenced by one stone in the building, a group of arches or the patterned ceramic floor tiles and this may manifest itself in a three dimensional form or surface decoration.


The figures have been developed by also looking back in time to classical sculpture and the work of Rodin as well as the contemporary work of Anthony Gormley. The environments Gormley sets his figures in have been a catalyst for the juxtaposed figure to the architectural form. I like to play with how the human body may interact with different forms in every day poses or performing contemporary functions.The complex surface decoration which may require up to five firings has been developing over the last five years, by looking at contemporary painters, ceramic and textile surface patterns and the work I have carried out with students with learning difficulties.


I also tap into the blue and white tin glaze tradition of earthenware ceramics, with my top firing temperature being 1120 degrees. I will use slips, oxides, under glazes, glazes, enamels and lusters to achieve the desired effect. With this type of finish I am trying to recreate the same qualities as the antique collections in museums that I have looked at many times where there is not one particular piece I am drawn to, but the shine, colour and feel of the whole display.