Paul Wearing is a ceramicist based within the Fireworks Clay Studios cooperative in Cardiff. He is a Selected Member of the Craft Potters Association of Great Britain and was elected to their Governing Council in 2018. Paul has studied ceramics to post graduate level and since graduating in 2000 has exhibited widely across the UK and internationally and has been the recipient of numerous funding awards from the Arts Council of Wales.
Paul's work is inspired by nature and landscapes and embraces contrasts of control and chance within making and glazing processes. Textures that manifest naturally on surfaces within diverse urban and rural landscapes, are fundamental to his practice and he expresses his relationship to these through the coil-built sculptural vessel form and glazed surface. It is the correlation between the slower emerging cycles of nature and the making process leading to alchemical developments within the kiln that underpins his work.