Paul Scott

Paul Scott’s work involves the digital manipulation of established vocabularies of printed motif, pattern and image from industrial ceramic archives and engraved book illustration. Cloning and collaging these, sometimes with photographic elements, he creates contemporary artworks in ceramic and printed form. The altered ready-mades, hand-built sculptural vignettes and architectural interventions are all characterized by a blue and white semiotic. Together with a focus on pastoral landscapes and chinoiserie, Scott’s work draws on the cultural wallpaper in our minds, playing with our sense of the familiar.

1976-1977 B. Ed. (Hons) Art and Design, S. Martins College, Lancaster
1972-1975 Lancaster Certificate of Education, S. Martins College, Lancaster

Selected recent awards
2007 Residency: Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design Vancouver Canada
Residency: Vale Visiting Artist, at Denison University, Granville Ohio USA
2006 British Council grant for exhibition blås&knåda Stockholm, Sweden
Residency: University of South Australia/The Jam Factory, Adelaide Australia.

Selected solo exhibitions
2008 Bovall Gallery Bovallstrand Sweden (with Lillemor Petersson)
‘Cumbrian Blue(s)’ 21st Century Showcase Manchester City Art Gallery
Showcase, Newport Museum and Art Gallery, Model House Llandrisant, Wales
2007 ‘Confected Landscapes, Cultural Wall paper and Contemporary Vignettes’, at Manchester Metropolitan University, Sir Kenneth Green Library, Special Collections Gallery
2003 ‘Cumbrian Blue(s)’ at Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery Carlisle UK

Selected recent group exhibitions
2008 Aesthetic Kitsch and Ceramic, Musée Magnelli, Vallauris, France
‘These Valued Landscapes’, Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery, Suffolk
‘Object Factory’, Gardiner Museum, Toronto, Canada
2007  ‘Functional Art’, Drudd and Koppe, Copenhagen
‘Dreadful Delights’ (Förfärligt härligt) Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, Sweden

Selected public collections
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Manchester Metropolitan University Library, Special Collections
Manchester City Art Gallery

Selected recent publications
2008 ‘Fragiles, Porcelain Glass and Ceramics’, Gestalten, Berlin
‘Studio Pottery in Britain 1900–2005’ Jeffrey Jones, A&C Black
‘Confrontational Clay’, Judtih Schwatrz, UPP, A&C Black 2008

Selected public commissions
2008 For Capita Symonds, Cumbria County Council, Allerdale Borough Council: lead artist, town re-furbishment Maryport Cumbria, with specific responsibility for signage, town centre maps and interpretation artwork.
2006 For Allerdale District Council: artworks for new public conveniences in Workington Town Centre Cumbria, collaboration with writer Robert Drake.
2003 For Allerdale District Council, artworks (60 metres of printed porcelain tiling inserted into surface of sandstone wall) as part of 300metre Flood Defence Wall North Quay, The Harbour, Maryport, Cumbria.




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