Artists / Peter Hodgson

Hodgson

Photo by Karen Guthrie (2017)

Peter Hodgson is a craftsperson and artist based in Ambleside in the Lake District, where his tiny shop, 'Hide & Horn' is situated.

His idiosyncratic work in horn, leather and watercolour has been a cornerstone of many Grizedale projects, reflecting both the Cumbrian landscape and its (animal & human) inhabitants. In 2017/18 we curated his first touring retrospective, 'Making, A Life', taking many decades of his work from a launch at Coniston Institute to Manchester's Castlefield Gallery and onwards to Middlesborough MIMA. The show also features a short film on Peter's life by Karen Guthrie & Maria Benjamin.

Peter's work has long been an inspiration to many Grizedale artists such as An Endless Supply, myvillages.org, Juneau Projects and many more. He has collaborated frequently with Laure Prouvost, including on her Turner Prize-winning installation, 'Wantee' (2013), for which he provided drawings and paintings onto ceramics fabricated at Lawson Park by Grizedale Arts director Adam Sutherland.

Animal-themed tiles (illustrated to right) painted by Peter were commissioned in 2016 for a fireplace surround permanently-installed in the cottage at Lawson Park.