Pierre Williams artwork for sale and artist 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, Pierre went onto exhibit at the New Designers Show in Islington later that year. Pierre then returned to Hereford College of Art an...d Design, as a tutor between 2002 and 2004, exhibiting at the Hereford Contempoary Craft Fair. Later Pierre worked at Hereford College for the Blind between 2005 and 2008, as a tutor part time. This allowed him to focus on his artistic practice and has continue exhibiting locally, with much success. The figures have been developed by 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, can require up to five firings and has been a technique the artist has developed over the last five years, through studying contemporary painters, ceramic and textile surface patterns. Pierre's sculptures are contemporary reworking of traditional art, focusing on the human figure, skulls and horses, combined with architectural forms and thrown vessels. With a modern twist, each sculpture is decorated in iconic ceramic styles associated with all the antique collections in museums Pierre has visited over the years.