Contemporary Ceramics – Made in the U.K

 

Visually stunning ceramics with a story to tell from Paula Armstrong Contemporary Ceramics.

“I love clay and the infinite possibilities that it holds.

It draws me, from the feel of it as I handle it, to the patience and respect it requires to become.

For me it’s the perfect medium to express myself and the stories I want to tell.”

Paula Armstrong

Potential Inside Contemporary Ceramics

Visually stunning ceramics with a story to tell from Paula Armstrong Contemporary Ceramics.

“I love clay and the infinite possibilities that it holds.

It draws me from the feel of it as I handle it to the patience and respect it requires to become.

For me it’s the perfect medium to express myself and the stories I want to tell.”

Paula Armstrong

This is incredible. I love it. Amazingly detailed. Evokes feelings of power and fragility simultaniously.”

Vivien Sabel, 2020

Paula offers great classes and workshops for children and adults, excellent guidance and lots of space to explore and mess about. Highly recommended!

Nikki Kindersley, Sept 2019

You can also see my work at:

Cambridge Open Studios

My studio will be open by appointment for the first (3rd & 4th) and last (24th&25th) weekends of July as part of Cambridge Open Studios.  Get in touch if you’d like to drop in for a chat.

Art in Clay Farnham 2021

I’m so pleased to also be taking part in this year’s Art in Clay at Franham on the 13th & 14th November.  It’s a fantastic showcase of talented makers and I’m proud to be showing with them.

kilnshare.com

For any home makers I also hire out my kilns for firing.  You can either put a piece in with one of my regular firings (1000C & 1200C) for £2 a piece (max 15cm) or fill the kiln for £25 a firing.  I can fire larger pieces but these will need to be negotiated on an idividual basis depending on what is needed and size.

Get in touch to find out more!

Pottery vs Ceramics

You may notice on my website that I don’t use the term pottery.  I tend to use ceramics instead and this is a very conscious choice.  I feel like pottery is a misleading term for me and my work and I want to avoid any confusion. When I say pottery, like many, I think of a potter sitting at a wheel throwing pots and this isn’t how I work.  In fact, traditional pottery is probably the opposite of how I work.  Whereas a potter will make beautifully crafted multiples of functional pieces like bowls, mugs and plates, I use clay to build one-off pieces that subvert this tradition of function.  If I make a bowl the interior is adorned with textured sprig moulded decoration that fills the space that could be used turning the bowl into a sculpture.  My work is all about the story it tells rather than the function it fulfils.