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

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.  

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