Peter Moritz is an award winning designer/maker. His aim over the last 40 years has been to produce modern, contemporary and ergonomic furniture that is unique and creates excitement. This exhibition is in part a retrospective.
Pax Clouds & Porcupines
My first bag of potter's clay was opened with the excitement of testing out a new medium - an approach I often took for a short holiday away from painting (my main art practice for well over three decades). Some years later I'm still with the clay as I discover more and more about the intriguing world of ceramics.
I trained as a printmaker but turned to painting for lack of a press. Now I find the skills and techniques I've learned through these artforms transfer naturally onto the responsive surface of the clay. It's this aspect that particularly interests me.
Alice's tea party vases
18 x 12cm & 21 x 11cm
Indigo flowers vase
24 x 12cm
Yellow star vase with handles
14 x 15cm
Indigo leaves vase with handles
21 x 18cm
I combine eastern and western painting and printmaking to compose unique state works on archival paper. Monotypes, monoprints, woodblocks, collography, water colour, collage and etching are some of the processes I use. This approach gives my one-off works a layered, textured and ephemeral quality.
Water colour, collage 20 x 24cm
Monotype, stencils, collage, water colour 20 x 18cm