Paul’s hand-built sculptural vessels are inspired by our interconnectedness with nature’s seasons and cycles. He is drawn to the vessel as symbolic form echoing the built environment, and to contrasting textures resulting from energetic forces of growth and decay which interact, disrupt and transform the sense of order. Surfaces are rendered through layered brushwork, set to react within oxidised firings.
Slips and glazes containing selective volatile materials bring blistering, cratering and crawling surface disruption. Glazing and firing processes are repeated until optimum depth and complexity of surface appears.