View Image Gallery Items for SalePaul Smith(Full member)Tel: 07972 792 481 Email: Web: www.paulsmithsculptures.co.uk
Brief Description of Current Work
My hand-built ceramic sculptures are on the theme of fairytales and fables, but with a twist.
My style is bold and semi-abstract.Also see my other website for mixed media sculptures:
The Lost Gallery, Strathdon, Aberdenshire
Cambridge Contemporary Art
OCG Arts, Ambleside, Cumbria
Pyramid Gallery, York
Fenwick Gallery, Warkworth, Northumberland
Number Nine the Gallery, Birmingham
Variety of Work.
I sell in galleries and show at Art Fairs and Ceramics Festivals all across Britain. Currently I am working towards a Solo Show entitled 'Heavenly Creatures' at Cambridge Contemporary Art (www.cambridgegallery.co.uk) 5-27th October 2013. It is three years since my last solo show in Cambridge and I have lots of new work in several media - ceramics, paintings, drawings, large mixed media sculptures and maybe even some kites (?)
I am a full time artist, making ceramic figurative sculptures in my studio on the edge of the Peak District National Park. The images I make are dream-like and contemplative, designed to create a feeling of another reality where peaceful co-existence is possible between us and nature. The style is bold and semi-abstract with graceful sweeping curves and simplified details.
Most of my figurative ceramic sculptures are hand-built one-offs, using a system of rods like an external and internal scaffold. I freely build the figures, removing the supports once the clay can withstand its own weight.
1961 - Born, Northampton, England
2009 - 2011 British Craft Trade Fair, Harrogate
2008 July Hampton Court Palace Flower Show (RHS)
2006 - 2012 Wirksworth Festival, Derbyshire (September)
2008 - 2010 Art in Action, Ireland
2000 - 2013 Potfest in the Park, Cumbria (July) - (except 2005)
2000 - 2008 Art in Clay, Hatfield House, Herts, (August) - and 2011
2004 June Earth and Fire, Rufford, Notts
2003 - 2004 Gouda, Netherlands (May)
2002 May Swalmen and Milsbeek, Netherlands
2000 August, The DerbyShire Prize at the Derbyshire Open Art Exhibition
2004 November, Highly Commended in the Zelli Porcelain Award, Dover Street, London
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Contact DetailsStudio Address: Paul Smith Sculptures, The Studio Upstairs, Ringstones Industrial Estate, High Peak, Derbyshire, UK, SK23 7PD.
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Telephone: 07972 792 481
Availability: Visitors welcome but it is essential to telephone first.
Last Updated: 2013-03-15
Events featuring this potter
Hay Festival : Hay Festival - sculpture
Derbyshire Open Arts - New Mills : Derbyshire Open Arts
Scone Palace, Scotland : Potfest Scotland
Henley Show Ground, Greenlands Farm : Craft & Design Experience
Potfest in the Park : Potfest in the Park 2013
Wirksworth Festival : Wirksworth Festival Art Trail
Cambridge Contemporary Art : Heavenly Creatures - Paul Smith sculptures in Cambridge
Affordable Art Fair London, The : Affordable Art Fair with Contemporary Ceramics