Peter Allan Rice

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Artist's Statement

“When people view my unique glass and stone sculptures for the first time, I want my work to transport their imagination to a place that’s familiar and comfortable to them. A location that they may have valued as a child, and still strive to return to in order to seek solace in the peace and calmness of unspoiled landscapes.”


Peter’s love for artistic interpretation led him to obtain a degree in Visual Arts at Guelph University in 1977. Here, under the guidance of artists such as Walter Bachinski and John Fillion, he was able to study and experiment with all varieties of artistic expression in his search for his ideal medium.

That search ended a number of years later with glass and stone, and more specifically, sculpture. Peter began to create his own unique images of the pines and waterways that had been a big part of his life while growing up.

His earlier pieces were created on a more traditional two-dimensional plane, depicting sweeping skies, and wind blown pines.

After learning the basics of glass work from others, Peter was self-taught in this medium. His desire to grow and explore the sculptural possibilities of stained glass, resulted in him experimenting with the angling of sections of glass to create three-dimensional effects.

He began to place wire and glass pine trees apart from the flat background, so they became a silhouetted image in both hanging and free-standing pieces.

Peter’s strong desire to create a technique he could truly call his own, led him to the development of his present technique. The use of granite and quartz bases for his work, anchor the swirls of glass and metal to create sculptural landscapes totally unseen before in this medium.

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1320 Perivale Road East,

Spring Bay,

Manitoulin Island, ON

  Closed for the season as of September 20, 2020. We are open on line & on Facebook all year. Shannon McMullan & her staff look forward to your visit when we reopen May 21, 2021. Embrace the unique!