cambridge contemporary art

Peter Arscott

 

Peter Arscott is a painter and ceramicist who uses either grogged porcelain or stoneware fired to nearly thirteen hundred degrees. When it comes out of the kiln with its full glaze showing, you can often make out the white clay backgound behind the colours. The maker’s hand also leaves brush marks on the surface, as well as drips and smudges, leaving each piece a unique one-off. In music, especially in jazz, syncopation involves a variety of rhythms which are in some way unexpected, thus making a tune off-beat. Similarly, some of Peter’s pieces have a singular lop-sided stance; improvisation takes place either in cutting out the rolled clay shapes, or later when painting oxides onto their surfaces. More art than design, here the surfaces truly are painted by a painter.

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Peter Arscott was born in Lima, Peru in 1954. He came to school in England at 13 and later studied at Bristol University before moving to Barcelona where he worked as a teacher and had a number of solo and group shows until 1983 when he returned to live in London, working as a Blue Badge guide and exhibiting at various galleries.  He now lives in Herefordshire and has a studio in Ledbury. He is a founder and a director of the Ledbury Poetry Festival, and is involved in the arts locally.


 Vase  grogged stoneware  27 x 45 x 8 cm  £220

Vase

grogged stoneware

27 x 45 x 8 cm

£220

 Tall Vase  grogged porcelain  26 x 30 x 7 cm  £170

Tall Vase

grogged porcelain

26 x 30 x 7 cm

£170

 Herring Bone Scoop Bowl  grogged stoneware  27 x 30 x 17 cm  £160

Herring Bone Scoop Bowl

grogged stoneware

27 x 30 x 17 cm

£160

 Three Legged Bowl  grogged stoneware  24 x 21 x 7 cm  £50

Three Legged Bowl

grogged stoneware

24 x 21 x 7 cm

£50

 Vase side 1  grogged stoneware  19 x 33 x 5 cm  £100

Vase side 1

grogged stoneware

19 x 33 x 5 cm

£100

 Vase side 2  grogged stoneware  19 x 33 x 5 cm  £100

Vase side 2

grogged stoneware

19 x 33 x 5 cm

£100

 Vase side 1  grogged stoneware vase  18 x 42 x 6 cm  £150

Vase side 1

grogged stoneware vase

18 x 42 x 6 cm

£150

 Vase side 2  grogged stoneware vase  18 x 42 x 6 cm  £150

Vase side 2

grogged stoneware vase

18 x 42 x 6 cm

£150

 Vase side 1  grogged stoneware  27 x 39 x 7.5 cm  £180

Vase side 1

grogged stoneware

27 x 39 x 7.5 cm

£180

 Vase side 2  grogged stoneware  27 x 39 x 7.5 cm  £180

Vase side 2

grogged stoneware

27 x 39 x 7.5 cm

£180

 Large Square Vase Side 1  grogged stoneware  27 x 45 x 8 cm  £220

Large Square Vase Side 1

grogged stoneware

27 x 45 x 8 cm

£220

 Large Square Vase Side 2  grogged stoneware  27 x 45 x 8 cm  £220

Large Square Vase Side 2

grogged stoneware

27 x 45 x 8 cm

£220

 Small Vase  grogged porcelain  20 x 37 x 7 cm  £95

Small Vase

grogged porcelain

20 x 37 x 7 cm

£95

    Scoop Bowl  grogged stoneware  20 x 35 x 14cm  £120

 

Scoop Bowl

grogged stoneware

20 x 35 x 14cm

£120

 Large Vase  grogged porcelain  27 x 46 x 11 cm  £200

Large Vase

grogged porcelain

27 x 46 x 11 cm

£200

 

The works illustrated below are intended to give you a taste of what the gallery has to offer, please email us on info@cambridgegallery.co.uk or call us on 01223 324222 to find out which pieces are currently available. Prices range from £50 - £220.