Only of the last decade the identification of the peat resources for alternative usage has contributed to the development. The development and the result of experimental works is located in Andrejostas 4a, Riga, Latvia. As well as the opportunity to observe the artist's daily work on-site. The tour will start with the peat art gallery visit which will expose peat artworks like sculptures installations and art objects. Exhibition hall is also an active space for owner where it's even possible to feel it. In the conclusion it is possible to visit the workshop area to see how the peat experimental works are made.
What we know about peat? In last 10 000 years after ice age flooded areas have changed to bogs. Thousands of years all nature goes rotten in to the ancient wilderness areas. Filled up with the old trees and thousands of plants it was pressed by nature all the time. In medieval times people found peat like build material. In to the end of 19th century peat extraction start to industrialized for energy, farming, logistics and construction. Today peat industry basically is focused on energy and soil improvement products. As artist Edgars Ameriks found the peat as material wich we can choose like new innovative material for design and art. With long experience and research in peat processing it can be use with individual techniques to create peat artworks. The workshop and peat art gallery is founded in 2012 to improve our knowledge and responsibility about peat resurses. Each artwork is an artefact about opportunities for our future.