Walker surfboards are made in Adelaide, South Australia. These hollow wooden surfboards reference the pioneering work of Tom Blake and are made predominantly from Paulownia with a variety of detailing wood. The wood is sealed at each stage of construction, vented and fiber-glassed. Each board is uniquely hand made using a range of artisan techniques, sometimes in collaboration with other artists.
Born in Sydney in 1961, Peter Walker studied at the School of Art, University of Tasmania gaining an MFA Degree. He worked in his own studio for 14 years in Tasmania before moving to Adelaide to Head the Furniture Design Studio at the JamFactory Craft and Design Center in the late 90’s. Peter also spent five years as Design Consultant for Chiswell Furniture, Sydney, was a founding member of the Designer Makers Tasmania Cooperative in 1985 and a Co Director of the 1991 Hobart Design Triennial. Peter has won design awards in Australia and the USA and has exhibited his work regularly in Australia and North America. His work is represented in public and private collections, including the Australian Parliament House Permanent Art Collection and the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, USA.
Between 2001 and 2011 Peter divided his time as Associate Professor of Furniture Design at the Rhode Island School of Design, USA and Adelaide, South Australia where he designs and builds hollow wooden surfboards. He is currently Program Director, Master of Design at the School of Art, Architecture and Design, University of South Australia and is a member of the Board of Trustees, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Maine USA.
For all enquiries please email Peter directly at firstname.lastname@example.org