teapot made from chocolate3D printed coral shapesteapot made from copper sheetteapot made from cubes of beechwood
teapot made from felt (wool)teapot made from lead teapot made from nailsTeapot made from  papier-mâché
teapot made from plywoodteapot made from tea leavesteapot made from wax'The Music Goes Round and Round', my largest wooden sculpture just over 1 metre high
glass sculpturePainting a giant sunfishFish made from drink cansCast glass sculpture
Ceramic column - 8 foot high column inspired by Trajan's Column and M.C. EsherDevonport Column GatesA study of facial expressionsGiant zip

Welcome to my website

At present I'm highlighting my "Teapotty" project - the collection of teapots that I've made out of "unsuitable" materials, which is currently on display in the Gaia Spa at Boringdon Hall, a multi-million pound new spa opening on August 1st on the eastern outskirts of Plymouth. 

Previously, it was in the Boston Tea Party cafe, where I repeated my "Challenge Peter" exercise, inviting customers to suggest other materials for making a further teapot.  The result - I plan to make one from egg-shells collected by Boston Tea Party from the meals they serve customers.

Most artisans work in a particular material using making processes they’ve spent many hours perfecting. The objects they make vary.

In this project, artist Peter Heywood has done the exact opposite. He’s made the same everyday object, a teapot, over and over again, in “unsuitable” materials that he’s had little or no prior experience in using.

It’s taken him into uncharted territory on the making front, calling on him to be adventurous, devise innovative solutions, learn new skills and push boundaries.

Please click on the images in the above matrix to follow the wild journey of discovery that lies behind this display.

Peter Heywood is a mature student doing a BA in Contemporary Craft at Plymouth College of Art. He’s won a couple of competitions for public art in Plymouth.