After some success in exhibiting sculptural work in the mid 1970s, Peter Walwin chose to leave the engineering profession to pursue woodcarving full-time in 1984. He attended Rycotewood College and studied Fine Craft and Design of Furniture 1984-85, and has since been in business as a woodsculptor, woodcarver and maker of fine furniture. He has taught woodcarving for many years, most recently at Nature in Art, Gloucester, where he has been Artist in Residence regularly since 1992.
A member of the British Woodcarvers Association he coordinated and participated in the creation of the Severn Story Pole at Wildlife and Wetlands Trust, Slimbridge, in 1992. He took part in the Sculptree Big Tree carving event from its inception in 1993 to 2003, his work attracting top price at the Sculptree auction on several occasions, the most notable being his 12 ft high dragon in 1997. By contrast he has undertaken sculpture on a miniature scale, the smallest being a figure in ebony 18mm high.
He has exhibited with the Society of Wildlife Artists, the BDWCA, the BWA and other art societies. He has won a number of awards in national competitions and has also been invited to judge national competitions on several occasions.. Examples of his work are in the possession of the Sultan of Brunei, Emir of Doah, Duke of Westminster, Viscount Linley, the National Trust, Westminster Abbey and Nature in Art, to name but a few.
He is pleased to undertaken commissions for sculpture and fine furniture, traditional and modern. Go to the gallery section of the website for examples of some of his work.
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A recent venture is the creation of sculptures in metal and wood in collaboration with artist/blacksmith MissFire http://www.missfire.co.uk/
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