Peter MossImage Gallery

Contact Details

Studio: 19 St Giles Avenue, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, UK, LN2 4PE. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44(0)1522 529124
Email:
Web-site: www.petermoss.me.uk
Availability: Visitors are welcome by appointment - make contact by telephone first on - 01522 529124

News
Peter is creating a Mosaic Commission for St. Chads Church Primary School, Lincoln, which will be completed in March 2009.
Joined on: 2008-06-17
Last Updated: 2008-11-12

Artists Statement

Artists Statement

The formal, repetitive aspects of my ceramic forms and surfaces are of major importance to me. The carefully constructed surfaces have become canvasses with recognised boundaries enclosing tightly drawn painted or modelled exteriors.

I continue to develop three main areas of ceramic work - decorative, sculptural and architectural.

In my earliest work I was keen to use quick, explosive, expressionistic mark-making into the clay surface rather than on it; gradually this exuberance has become quieter and more controlled. I am now more concerned with aspects of harmony, balance and the interaction of colour, pattern and form.

I am totally eclectic in collecting influences not only in a contemporary sense but also from archaic civilizations. I borrow, re-use and reinterpret many of the patterns, colours, signs and symbols appearing in archaic artforms. However, I do use modern materials and continue to look for and develop a personal language as I grow in competence and extend my ceramic vocabulary.

Current Work

Current Work

Large decorative earthenware
Sculptural stoneware
Low - and High-Fired Architectural

Work Generally Available from:
Ropewalk Gallery, Barton-on-Humer
Wine Street Gallery, Devizes
Walford Mill Gallery, Wimborne Dorset

Background History

Background History

Education and Academic/Professional Qualifications:
1952-59 Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Wimborne, Dorset
1959-64 Bournemouth & Poole College of Art, Dorset Intermediate Examination in Arts and Crafts (1961) National Diploma in Design – NDD (1964)
1965-68 Royal College of Art, London Master of Art (Hons), Royal College of Art - M Art (RCA) (1968)
1972 Member of the Society of Designer-Craftsmen - MSD-C
1985 Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts – FRSA
1998 Member of the Craftsmen Potters Association – CPA
1999 Fellow of the Society of Designer-Craftsmen - FSD-C

Educational Experience:
1961-62 Dumpton School, Wimborne, Dorset Part-time Art and Games Teacher
1963-65 Bournemouth & Poole College of Art, Dorset Part-time Foundation Studies
1968-70 Trent Polytechnic Lecturer in Architectural Ceramics
1970-80 Lincoln College of Art Head of Department and College Governor
1980-81 Sheffield Polytechnic Principal Lecturer - Ceramics and Glass, Fine Art Department
1982-94 Lincolnshire College of Art and Design Director of Studies/Head of Department and College Governor (1982-83) Acting Principal (1983) Vice Principal (1983-94)
1994-99 De Montfort University Lincoln, School of Applied Arts and Design Consultant, Part-time and Visiting Lecturer - Foundation, ND Crafts, Historic and Contemporary Decorative Crafts, Conservation and Restoration
1995-98 Mentor within Vocational Arts Network Craft Mentorship Scheme
1999-2002 Grantham College Part-time Lecturer in Foundation in Art and Design, Advanced GNVQ, National Diploma in Design Crafts and Drawing Tutor Since 1988
Educational Consultant at numerous colleges for Ceramics, Foundation, and General Art and Design courses

Visiting Lecturer:
1974/75/88 Leicester Polytechnic: Lectures on Clays and Glazes
1983 Preston Polytechnic: Ceramics Department
1983 San Josι University, California: Ceramics/Sculpture
1987 Medway College of Design
1988 Sheffield Polytechnic
2000 Plymouth College of Art and Design
2001 Nottingham University
2002-present Bishop Grosseteste College 2004-present Lincoln University

1981-2001 External Moderator at numerous colleges covering General Art and Design, Ceramic Design, Jewellery Design and Practice, 3-D Design, General Vocational Design, HND Ceramics with Glass, Foundation Diploma in Art and Design.

External Examiner: 1977-89 A' Level Sculpture and Ceramics - The University of London Examination Council
1990-94 Foundation Diploma in Art and Design - The University of Ulster in Belfast
1998-2001 BA (Hons) Ceramics, Glass and Metal - University of Plymouth
2001-03 HND Decorative Crafts in Architecture – Exeter College

Committee Work 1971-present
Society of Designer-Craftsmen:
Council Member (1971-74)
Membership Secretary (1972-74)
Licentiateship Assessor (since 1972)
Council Member (since 1998)
Vice Chairman (2000-03)
Chairman (2003-06)

1974-76 Lincolnshire & Humberside Arts
Visual Arts Consultant (1974-76)
Visual Arts Consultant (1979-81)
Crafts Consultant (1982-84)
Chairman of Visual Arts Panel and Management Adviser (1983-86)

1985-present Lincoln Diocesan Advisory Committee - Fine Art/Crafts Adviser on the Care of Churches
1987-91 Great Eastern Stage – Director
1987-92 Crafts Council - Regional Nominee
1988-97 Lincolnshire and Humberside Contemporary Crafts - Founder Member
1997-present Contemporary Crafts Network – Member
1989-98 Royal Society of Arts - East Midlands Committee
1989-94 EMFEC – Chairman: Advisory Group for Foundation Studies in Art and Design
1992-97 Eastern Arts Board - specialist Craft Consultant
1993-present Usher Gallery, Lincoln – Trustee
1992-03 North Kesteven District Council - Pearoom Centre for Contemporary Crafts Management Committee
1998-03 North Kesteven District Council - Art Projects Consultant on Planning Committee
1997-present Lincolnshire Artists Society – President
1999-present Gallery Arts Trust: Sam Scorer Gallery – Secretary, Director and Trustee
2000-present Lincoln Public Sculpture Initiative - Member of Governing Body
2002-present Lincolnshire Educational Arts Forum
2002-present Arts Specialist Interest Group: Usher Gallery
2003-present Lincoln Urban Design Forum: Public Art
2004-present Member of Heslam Trust

Experience in Professional Practice:
1966-68 Michael Caddy Associates: Specialist Interior Designers
Clients included: J Walter-Thomson; Esso Motels; Crockett and Partners (Golden Egg and Wimpey Bars); Forte; Integra; Henley Brewery; Ind-Coope; Bass Charrington.
Materials included: GRP, glass, concrete, ceramics, mosaic and general graphics.

1969-72 The Stone Organisation: Industrial Plastic Mouldings and Special Finishes Clients included: Henken-Johann (German Sponsor - Olympic Games, Munich); Jolly Green Giant Corporation, USA; Raleigh Industries; Holiday Inn Hotels. Materials included: GRP, rotational cast vinyl, aluminium, decorative plaster, wood. formed 1970 Peter Moss Designs: Design Consultancy Clients included: Nottinghamshire Schools Museum Service; Nottingham University; Clarke Scorer Hall and Partners; Alliance Building Society; Mawer and Collingham; Lincolnshire Education Authority; Lincolnshire & Humberside Arts; Dean and Chapter, Lincoln Cathedral; Anglian Water Authority; WEA; Lincoln Archaeological Trust; BP (North America). Materials included: GRP, ceramics, glass, bronze, metal, concrete and plaster.

2005 Curated and managed sculpture competition on behalf of the Lincoln Co-op and Redrow Construction.

2006-07 Specialist Panel member for LCSI Pitch Panel.

Exhibition History

Exhibition History

1961 - Southern Area Travelling Scholarship, Portsmouth
1967 - Rosenthall Centre College of Art Potters, London
1968 - Design Centre: Christmas Exhibitions, London
1968 - Design Centre: British Week in Sweden
1968 - World Crafts Council Exhibition, Australia
1969 - Design Centre: British Week in Vienna
1969 - Christmas Exhibition - Midland Gallery, Nottingham
1972 - Ten Lincolnshire Potters - Usher Gallery, Lincoln
1972 - Craftsmen in Great Britain – Crafts Council Exhibition
1973 - Victoria & Albert Museum, London
1973 - Three Potters - Usher Gallery, Lincoln
1977 - 41 Glazes - Ceramics Exhibition, Crafts Centre, Lincoln
1977 - Paintings and Ceramics - Posterngate Gallery, Hull
1978 - Exhibition of work by artists in receipt of awards from Lincolnshire & Humberside Arts
1980 - Lustreware: Major touring exhibition - Lincolnshire & Humberside Arts
1980 - New Porcelain - Inaugural Exhibition - New Crafts Centre, Lincoln
1981 - Lincolnshire Potters - Usher Gallery, Lincoln
1981 - Ceramics and Drawings - Edward Mayer Gallery, Sheffield
1982 - Peacock Gallery, Warwick
1983 - Pace Setters 4 - Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery
1985/87/89 - Grape Lane Gallery, York
1986 - Lincoln - A New Venture (Janita Elton, Arts Consultant)
1986/87/88/89 - Copernican Connection, Beverley
1986/87 - The Gallery, Devizes
1987 - Scattered Kiln - Usher Gallery, Lincoln
1988 - Salisbury Arts Centre
1988 - York Contemporary Art Fair
1988 - The Pearoom, Heckington
1988 - Craftsmen Potters Shop, London
1988/89 - Torkington Gallery, Stamford
1989 - Lincoln/Rheinland Pfalz Exchange
1989 - Posterngate Gallery, Hull
1990 - Greestone Gallery, Lincolnshire College of Art and Design
1990 - Kassel, Koblenz, Rheinfalz Museum - Lincolnshire and Humberside Contemporary Crafts Travelling Exhibition
1990-03 - Dexterity Gallery, Ambleside
1991 - Finland Arts Council of Turku and Pori Invitation Exhibition
1991-95 - Mixed Media in Support of the Heart Foundation - Louth
1992 - Lincolnshire and Humberside Contemporary Crafts - Usher Gallery, Lincoln
1993 - Exchange Exhibition with Applied Arts Museum, Estonia
1994 - Kitchen Exhibition - The Pearoom, Heckington
1995 - Willoughby Memorial Trust Gallery, Corby Glen
1996 - In Print - Lincolnshire and Humberside Contemporary Crafts exhibition - The Pearoom, Heckington
1996 - Message in a Bottle - The Pearoom, Heckington
1997 - In the Pink - The Pearoom, Heckington
1997 - 30 Year Retrospective - Usher Gallery, Lincoln
1997 - 30 Year Retrospective - Applied Arts Museum, Tallinn, Estonia
1998 - Handel Gallery, Devizes
1998 - 10 Years On - Contemporary Crafts Network exhibition - Usher Gallery, Lincoln
1998 - present - Lincolnshire Artists Society Annual Exhibition - Usher Gallery, Lincoln
1999 - St James Gallery, Bath
1999 - Contemporary Crafts Network Group Show - Atelier 18 - Nottingham
1999 - Arkhanglesk, Russia
1999-present - Society of Designer Craftsmen Annual Exhibition - The Mall Galleries, London
1999-02 - Contemporary Crafts Network Group Show, The Pearoom, Heckington
2000 - Blackfriars Arts Centre, Boston
2000 - Art on the Map exhibition: The Pearoom, Heckington; Brewhouse Gallery, Grantham; Harding House, Lincoln
2000/01 & 03 - The Gallery, Lincoln
2000-03 - Midas Gallery, Lincoln
2000-present - Fools and Angels, Lincoln
2001, 03, 06 - Walford Mill Gallery, Wimborne, Dorset
2001 & 03 - Gallery 20-21, Scunthorpe
2001 - Pam Schomberg Gallery, Colchester
2001 - Maltby Contemporary Gallery, Winchester
2001-present - Art on the Map Open Studios
2002 - Wessex Fine Art and Ceramics, Wareham, Dorset
2002, 06 - Wine Street Gallery, Devizes
2002 - Harley Gallery, Welbeck, Nottinghamshire
2002 - UK-Connect – Whisby Centre, Lincoln
2002, 03, 05 - Sam Scorer Gallery, Lincoln
2002, 03, 06 - Ropewalk Gallery, Barton upon Humber
2003 - Inaugural Exhibition – The Hub, Sleaford
2004 - Society of Design Craftsmen - OXO Tower Gallery, London
2004 - Contemporary Crafts Network – Harding House Gallery, Lincoln
2005 - Two-man exhibition – Horsebridge Gallery, Whitstable
2005 - Design Factory Allure Exhibition – Rufford Craft Centre
2005 - Contemporary Crafts Network – Sam Scorer Gallery, Lincoln and the Haven Gallery, Boston
2006 - Lincolnshire Artists Society Centenary Exhibition – Usher Gallery, Lincoln
2006 - Contemporary Crafts Network – Ropewalk Gallery, Barton on Humber
2007 - Lines and Levels - Lincolnshire Artists Society – Boston
2007 - Vase Showcase – Catmose Gallery, Oakham

Workshops, Projects and Commissions

Workshops, Projects and Commissions

1971-73 - Attingham Park, Shrewsbury – Summer School
1971-74 - Lincoln Workshop of the Arts – Summer School
1987/88/89 - Ceramic Workshop for Foreign Students, Nord-Anglia, Lincoln – Summer School
1997-present - Crafts into Action, North Kesteven District Council – sculpture and ceramics
1997 & 2001 - Allington School – ceramics, resins, metals and glass
1997/98/99 - Usher Gallery, Lincoln – ceramics, sculpture, drawing
1997 & 2001 - All Saints School, North Hykeham – ceramics, glass
1998-99 - North Lincolnshire College – working with visually impaired students in 3 galleries
1999 - Ruskington Youth Group - ceramic mural (North Kesteven District Council)
2000 - St Mary’s School, Lincoln – ceramic mural
2000 - Hartsholme Country Park – sculpture workshops
2000-02 - Swinderby Parish Council: Year of the Artist – stained glass, mosaics
2000-present - Art on the Map: Lincolnshire Open Studios
2001 - Swinderby All Saints Primary School – mosaic panels
2001 - Mount Street Primary School, Lincoln – ceramic mural
2001/02 - Hartsholme Community Garden Project – brick, mosaic, metals, resin (Lottery-funded Public Art Commission)
2002 - School Projects: Bracebridge Primary School, Lincoln; William Farr School, Welton; The Priory School, Lincoln; City of Lincoln Community College
2002/03 - Peter Hodgkinson Centre, Lincoln - Gemini : Special Needs Workshop
2002/03 - Nottinghamshire County Council Arts Projects – clay workshops in Sherwood Forest
2002/03 - Bassingham Village Project – carved brick sculpture (Lottery-funded Public Art Commission)
2003 - School Projects: Allington with Sedgebrook Primary School; Bassingham School; The Priory School, Lincoln; City of Lincoln Community College; All Saints Community Primary School, Waddington; Heighington School, Deeping St Nicholas Primary School
2003 - Lincoln Groundwork Trust – clay mural
2003 - Boston Football Club – arts project
2004 - School Projects: Millfield School, Heighington; Deeping St James Primary; Osbournby Primary School; Barrowby Primary
2004 - Art and Craft Projects in Colleges including: Lincoln College; Stamford College; and Bishop Grosseteste College
2004 - Whisby Nature Conservancy, Arts Council Celebration Project
2004 - Usher Gallery - Young Archaeologists Medieval Tile Project
2005 - School Projects: Kesteven and Sleaford High School with St George’s and Carre’s Grammar; cluster schools including Kirkby Laythorpe, Billinghay, Ruskington Winchelsea, Fiskerton and Rauceby. Other schools include: Nettleham Primary; Deeping St James; St Francis School; South Hykeham; and Fiskerton
2005 - HUB Clay Workshops
2006 - CfBT Education Trust Football and Arts Project, Lincoln City Football Club
2006 - Usher Gallery - Create a Sketchbook and Ceramic Still Life
2006 - Spital Gate Primary School, Grantham – ceramic mural
2006 - Usher Gallery Schools Cluster Project with 5 primary schools
2006 - Gipsey Bridge Arts Network Clay Workshops with 5 primary schools
2006 - Branston School – raku workshop
2006/07 - Minster School – tile and clay construction workshops
2006/07 - Bishop Grosseteste College – sculpted clay commission and clay construction sculpture

Visiting Artist - Craftsman

Visiting Artist - Craftsman

1991 - Hδssleholm, Sweden
1993 - Tallinn, Estonia
1993 - Cluj Napoca, Romania
1994 - Sintra, Portugal
1997 - Tallinn, Estonia
1999 - Arkhanglesk, Russia
2003 - Oslo, Norway

Articles and Publications

Articles and Publications

1968 - Arts in Modern Interiors
1970 - Crafts Magazine
1976 - Arts Review
1985 - Ceramic Review
1988 - Gifts International
1988 - Ceramic Form: Design and Decoration - Author: P Lane
1998 - Designer Craftsmen Issue No. 73
1999-03 - Connect UK – Commissioning Directory
2000 - 10 Years On – Contemporary Crafts Network
2000, 05 - Craft Galleries Guide
2000 - 12th Edition Potters – Craft Potters Association
2006 - Lincolnshire Artists Society Centenary Publication

Conferences and Research Awards

Conferences and Research Awards

Conferences:
1990 & 92 - Steering Group for EMFEC project into modes of delivery of Foundation Art and Design courses (National Conference September 1990 and 1992) 2000 - Have we made it Craft Conference - Society of Designer Craftsmen, London 2002/03 - Tradition and Change: Up and Running - Society of Designer Craftsmen

Research Awards:
1994-95 - St Hugh's Research Fellowship - Research into Terracotta and Terra Sigillata 1998-99 - Research for proposed touring exhibition on Decorative Architectural Ceramics for Usher Gallery, Lincoln 2003 - Arts Council England: East Midlands – Scandinavian Craft Bursary – visit to Norway 2006 - Design Factory - Market Development Award 2007 - LCSI. Flourish Award for website development

Work Styles

Work Styles

Stoneware
Earthenware