About Peter

Peter is a stone mason and carver/sculptor based in Sooke, Vancouver Island.  His work is influenced by workshops with Deborah Wilson and the work of sculptors Michael Lord, Craig Benson, Tom Hjorleifson and others.  In addition to his skills as a stone mason and carver/sculptor, he also works as a sports fishing guide on the beautiful waterways of Vancouver Island.

Peter has a wide range of experience working with different types of stone, including pyrophyllite, limestone, sandstone, marble, soapstone, granite, alabaster, and jade.  No matter the material, he brings his dedication to craftsmanship and attention to detail to every piece he creates.

In The Beginning
Peter was raised in the North Bay/Mattawa area of Ontario, where he developed a love for the outdoors from an early age. Growing up in a round house topped with a geodesic dome, Peter learned the value of hard work and self-sufficiency while living off the grid in a rural setting surrounded by fields, woods, creeks, and beaver ponds. This environment fostered a strong connection with nature and a desire to spend time outdoors, which continued into his later years with activities such as ice hockey, skateboarding, snowboarding, camping, and fishing.
Living in the Rockies
In 1997, Peter moved to Canmore, Alberta to pursue his love of snowboarding and it was there that his interest in working with stone began. He honed his skills as a stone mason in the modern rustic tradition, combining his passion for masonry work with his love of the outdoors. In Canmore, Peter enjoyed rock climbing, snowboarding, and fishing, and the flexibility of masonry work allowed him to pursue these interests.
From Mountain Rock to Coastal Waters
In 2002, Peter developed a passion for surfing during a trip to Costa Rica, which led to years of international travel and living abroad. In 2010, he decided to move to Vancouver Island, where the coastal setting and abundance of wildlife inspired him to diversify his work and develop an interest in stone carving/sculpting. He found that sculpting came naturally to him, and he began to create beautiful stone sculptures that were influenced by the island's natural surroundings.
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Stone Carver and Masonry Contractor
The remote wilderness setting of Good Hope Cannery in Rivers Inlet, on the central coast of British Columbia, provided the perfect inspiration for Peter's work as a stone mason and carver/sculptor. He was greatly influenced by the beautiful art work exhibited in the lodge and by his close encounters with the rich array of wildlife in the area, including migrating humpback whales, resident orcas, white-sided dolphins, sea otters, bears, eagles, and more. This unique setting had a profound impact on Peter's imagination and his stonework, and he found great success as a sculptor.
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