Wonderful and amusing pieces of work

British clay artist Paul Smith takes ancient myths and tales, some of which are as old or older than ceramics itself, and weaves them into wonderful and amusing pieces of fine art.

In my opinion, I think Paul’s work really stands out. Elsewhere on this site, I have written more about Smith and how he fits into the big picture. Personally, my favourite clay artist is UK sculptor Paul Smith. He is not a studio potter but produces one-off clay art pieces. They are based on European folk tales as old as the hills and he uses an art form (ceramics) which is older than the hills. I find them stunning, amusing, simple, telling and beautiful 

2010 February

Peter Holland  – figurines-sculpture.com