Peter McGrath

                                         Artist and Sculptor, Boston, MA


Artist, Sculptor
Studio Gallery in Somerville, MA

  • Shown at Boston MFA
  • Shown at Galleries all over Boston
  • Shown at Galleries in Provincetown



At the moment, busy making art for a virtual show to present here on the Peter McGrath Studio. 



Loved the Wifi Egg in the Blue Heron Gallery show .  .  .  appreciated its humor.  A beautiful piece.

Kim E., Artist

My Story

My interest in art began with Drawing from Nature with Capt. Bob. I progressed through painting copies of book covers from the shelves of my older siblings to genuine art classes, and eventually graduated from high school on Cape Cod as an art major.

After a detour to the work force for several years, I attended the Art Institute of Boston (now at Lesley University), and earned a BFA with Honors as a sculptor and printmaker in 1995.  Intaglio prints from my time at AIB are in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Boston Public Library.

Having little interest in piling up more student debt or joining academia, I returned to the general work force to pay my loans and provide for a studio. I held jobs in and out of the art community; line cook, graphics & layout artist for medical publications, Preparator’s Assistant at the Davis Museum at Wellesley College, laborer at a bronze-casting facility, and prepress operator. While cooking in Provincetown, I attended classes taught by Sal Del Deo at the Provincetown Artist Association & Museum.

Inclusions, a piece from a recent show

Walnut Sushi Set

With an extensive collection of exotic woods, toss-away pieces, from all over the world, I have the great joy of helping them find their destined use, whether for simple whimsy or practical application.  I also accept commissioned work with them – take your pick among whimsy, practicality or both.

Taqua vase

Maple feet

Turnings at High Energy Vintage

Wiley & Jessamy at High Energy Vintage (429 Somerville Ave, Somerville, MA) have kindly made space available for some turnings! Please check out their shop - brick 'n mortar at the above address, or online: website; Instagram;...

Finding forms

I've been sanded smooth by the walls of the rabbit holes down which I fall while searching out shapes to turn. I usually don't look at other tuners' work, but start with some period or region from art history. Lately, it's been Bronze and Iron Age vessels in metal or...

a little busy…

And productive! Poured a concrete countertop, designed a new gaming shop logo, made furniture with Order of the Arrow woodworking, helped out on some signage for Lumentation's retail space & photo/video studio....and made some new stuff to post about.

Studio & Mailing Address

226 Pearl Street
Somerville, MA 02145

Email Address