York based artist Peter Baker originally trained as a plasterer before studying Fine Art at Leeds Metropolitan University, and later completing a Masters at the Canterbury School of Art and Design.
Baker’s artistic practice allowed a new way to interrogate the materials he had been trained to use as an apprentice builder in Liverpool, developing a unique approach to the material. Baker combines his technical understanding of plaster with Fine Art training and knowledge of art history to create unique objects which bridge the gap between painting and sculpture, exploring the form and line of everyday objects.
Talking about ‘Clad’ Baker says; “This title seems so appropriate as it is a term used when referring to both tailoring and plastering. Both the tailor and the plasterer have to size up the commission in hand; in both cases the will or spirit of the maker’s imagination meets the practicalities of the task.”