After ten years in Pietrasanta, Italy, where he worked at Founderia Mariani-Jackson, Peter returned to the tiny village where he grew up, and, with friends, designed and built his studio in the pasture, using timber he cut from the land. The studio design is inspired by Brancusi’s studio.
Working in bronze and wire, the work is rooted in the natural world seeking to express an essence of the animals, birds, natural forms and people he encounters.
In bronze, the lost wax process is one of creating a piece through the multiple independent steps, capturing the subject as one moves through. In wire, the process is one of three-dimensional drawing, capturing the subject with the minimum of line and mass similar, in spirit, to the process of Sumi painting.