Paul Morley – Ceramic Artist

My work explores concrete and industrial environments; ‘non-places’ such as the land below motorway intersections and industrial wasteland. These places express a raw aesthetic and sense of desolation; think Robinson Crusoe meets Chernobyl. Form, material and colour are central to the translation of these environments into sculptural, abstract and non-functional ceramic objects.

This range of work is a slip-cast ceramic using semi-porcelain slip. The pieces cast are developed to give each sculpture an individual stamp. The pieces are fired three times: Bisque, Underglaze and Glaze. Many layers of underglaze colours are brushed on and allowed to dry before the next layer is added. Areas are then scraped back revealing an array of abstract colours.

I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Disease 4 years ago. Widely known as Rheumatoid Arthritis, the illness is a blood related auto-immune disease and chronic condition for which there is currently no cure. It causes inflammation, pain and swelling along with chronic fatigue.