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Paul Wearing

Paul Wearing Ceramicist
©Dewi Tannatt Lloyd

Natural musings

  • • Paul applies 9-12 different glazes on one object
  • • He didn't touch clay for three years after his master’s
  • • Natural cycles of growth and decay fascinate him

Paul Wearing completed both his bachelor's and master's in ceramics at Cardiff School of Art and Design. In between the two courses, he ran a gallery and studio with a few other graduates in Cardiff for three years. When the studio community broke up, he returned for his master's degree, which he completed after only one year. During this time he was faced with a number of theoretical and philosophical questions concerning his art. Until he clarified these, he lost his motivation to dip his hands in clay. After spending a few years working in the university library, he joined the ceramic studio cooperative Fireworks Clay Studios in Cardiff. The support and appreciation he received from the studio community renewed Paul's motivation and defined his current style. He creates precise hand built ceramics which, through layers of different glazes, take on a natural look and feel that is reminiscent of growth and decay.

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Works

  • ©Paul Wearing
  • ©Paul Wearing
  • ©Paul Wearing
  • ©Paul Wearing
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Photo: ©Paul Wearing
Cylinder Vessel

Handbuilt ceramic sculptural cylindrical vessel, elevating from a small foot. The surface is matt with roughly textured glazes with more around the belly edge and rim fading to less between. Earth tones of grey, brown and ochre are used with highlights of white and pale blue.

Height 15 cm
Diameter 19 cm

Photo: ©Paul Wearing
Cylinder Vessel

Handbuilt ceramic sculptural cylindrical vessel, elevating from a small foot. The surface is matt with roughly textured glazes with more around the belly edge and rim fading to less between. Earth tones of grey, brown and ochre are used.

Height 27 cm
Diameter 18 cm

Photo: ©Paul Wearing
Cylinder Vessels

Two handbuilt ceramic sculptural cylindrical vessels, elevating from small feet. The surface is matt with roughly textured glazes with more around the belly edge and rim fading to less between. Earth tones of dark grey, brown, rusts and ochre are used with highlights of white and blue.

Height 10 cm
Diameter 18 cm

Photo: ©Paul Wearing
Ellipse Vessel

Handbuilt ceramic sculptural elliptical vessel, elevating from a small foot. The surface is matt with roughly textured glazes with more around the belly edge and rim fading to less between. Earth tones of grey, brown and ochre are used with highlights of white and pale blue.

Length 30 cm
Width 17 cm
Height 42 cm

Photo: ©Dewi Tannatt Lloyd
Tilt Ellipses

Three handbuilt ceramic sculptural tilting elliptical vessels, elevating from small feet. Each form leans in juxtaposition to its underbelly and foot with rims cut at a contrasting angle. The surface is matt with roughly textured glazes. Earth tones are used with highlights of yellow and pale blue.

Length 30 cm
Width 17 cm
Height 30 cm

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