Peter Montgomery is a potter from Belfast who makes wood fired tableware using porcelain and stoneware in rural Devon. His interest lies in simple, ergonomic forms that are beautiful to look at and a pleasure to use. He studied ceramics at the Ulster University and spent time spent training at Winchcombe Pottery and further three months in Guldagergaard, Denmark. Following this Peter then spent eight months as an assistant to Nic Collins and Sabine Nemet, improving his throwing and firing capabilities before graduating in 2008.
In late 2008 Peter travelled to Victoria, Australia to work alongside Rob Barron, further increasing his wood firing experience.
In 2012 he successfully gained a place on the DCCoI Ceramics Skills and Design Training Course in Thomastown, Ireland. His growing interest in food culture drove an increasing fascination with functional ceramics and repetition throwing, which this course is renowned for. It’s here he began working with porcelain, throwing tableware alongside the production of individual pieces.
2017 saw a relocation to southwest England, to Kigbeare Studios, to serve a year long apprenticeship with Svend Bayer, funded by Adopt a Potter.
Currently he is working at Kigbeare Studios, where he fires his pots in a large crossdraft wood fired kiln which is shared with a team of other potters as part of the Kigbeare Kiln Project.
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