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About Me

I have an unusual combination of creative and engineering skills.  I worked as a chartered civil engineer for 10 years before making a big career change and becoming a journalist.  Later on, I co-founded a successful internet publishing company in the U.S..  We sold it in 2005 and I "retired" in 2007.

Since then I have been developing a career as an artist.  I graduated from Plymouth College of Art with a 1st Class BA(Hons) in Contemporary Craft in 2018.  I would classify myself as an inventor/designer/maker.  I don't specialise in a particular material and I want my work to "play to the gallery", as Grayson Perry puts it; I want to amuse and intrigue everyone, not just an art elite, but I also want to encourage people to think. 

My work has been selected for various exhibitions.  "The Snake pit", my final degree project based on robots, was a "pick of the show" at the London Design Fair in 2018.  I've won a number of commissions, including designing the gates for Devonport Column, a Grade 1 monument in Plymouth, the decoration of a giant fibre-glass fish, also in Plymouth and "The Wall", a project for Tate Exchange, PCA's collaboration with Tate Modern.    In addition I've undertaken a number of community projects, including "Message in a Bottle", "Rainbow Fish", "Reindeer" and "Carnival Dragon".

 For more details please download my CV: Peter Heywood CV October 2019

Workshop of Peter Heywood, sculptor in glass, ceramics, wood, metal, everything!
My workshop in May 2014.  I was nearing completion of "Ring" (centre) and
just getting started on "Ghosts" (wax cylinders to the right of the ring)