The unique character of Paul Jackson’s ceramic work derives from his process of working the clay. Each form is first thrown on the wheel, using white earthenware as the base, which is subtly altered in form – giving an individual character and strength which is defined by an intuitive manipulation of the material. The journey continues during the next stage where the forms are adorned with decoration.

The pot’s elegance and sense of balance grow directly out of my concern for harmony between form, colour, and the painted surface.

Recently Paul has diversified in his working methods, using local stoneware and porcelain in a salt glaze kiln. This has given rise to a new way of making which celebrates the glaze effects and qualities of the materials in their own right, whilst clearly referencing the rock formation, landscape and coastline of North Cornwall.