Michael Pegler is an elected member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors. A sculptor since 1978 he has worked to commission since 1992 with sculptures represented in both private and public collections. This practice also includes some analytic writing and philosophical research regarding identity.
The main sculptural language is glyptic, the carved form. The sculptures incorporate an implied interior logic with full volumes that variably feature chiselled textures or highly polished surfaces.
The studio work prioritises the discovery of content and engages with various ontological notions. Ideas are developed during a flexible initial process that currently lends itself to the finished media of stone, granite or marble. Extensive drawing, fabricating scale models and the creation of intermediary maquettes feature in that process.
CV & Education
Qualifications and training
2004 - MA Philosophy of Mind, Personhood and Political Theory, Open University, Milton Keynes
1978 - BA Fine Art, Sculpture, West Surrey College of Art and Design (Now Surrey Institute), Farnham
1991 - The Sculpture of Michael Pegler, Rufford Craft Centre, Nottinghamshire
2006 - Summer Show, Sheridan Russell Gallery, 16, Crawford Street, London W1H 1BS
2006 - The Bewdley Gateway Exhibition, The Bewdley Institute, Bewdley, Worcs
1991 - Sculpture in the Cathedral - Hampshire Sculpture Trust, Winchester Cathedral, Winchester
2010 - VAS-VESSEL, Basingstoke, Spencer Place
2007 - Book Publication, "Dee and Don Inspiration", ISBN 978-0-9554293-0-9, May be ordered through high street stores and online.
2000 - Newborn, Birmingham, Castle Vale
1996 - The Derby Ram, Derby City Centre, Junction of Albion/ East Street
1994 - The Church Stone, Basingstoke Centre, Wote Street