Exhibition of Cumbrian Blue(s) ceramics by Paul Scott
Cumbrian Blue(s) showcases the ceramic work of artist Paul Scott, whose familiar looking blue and white plates subvert the traditional tableware motifs with images from modern day life.
This exhibition at Blackwell - the Arts & Crafts house in Bowness-on-Windermere features pieces created during the last 20 years and includes new designs in response to the contemporary Cumbrian landscape.
Paul Scott is a Cumbria-based artist with an international reputation for his subversive ceramics that highlight political and cultural issues. He uses familiar designs associated with mass produced domestic tableware and alters them to comment on society. A second glance reveals non-traditional images superimposed on the expected, such as a mobile home in a picturesque countryside or a nuclear power plant in a bucolic setting with grazing cows.
Several pieces have delicate golden seams where cracks have been repaired using the Japanese art of kintsugi. The artworks examine ideas surrounding climate change, migration, globalization and racism.
Creating individual pieces that blur the boundaries between fine art, craft and design, Scott is well known for research into printed vitreous surfaces, as well as his characteristic blue and white artworks in glazed ceramic. Scott's artworks can be found in public collections around the globe - including the V&A in London, The National Museum in Stockholm, the National Decorative Arts Museum in Norway and The Museum of Art and Design in New York. National Museums Liverpool, Pittsburgh and Brooklyn Art Museum USA.
We're delighted to present a retrospective of Paul Scott's work inspired by the landscape of Cumbria at Blackwell - the Arts & Crafts house. This exhibition is the final instalment of our Year of Protest at Blackwell - a series of commissions and displays by three artists whose contemporary practices resonate with the Arts & Crafts Movement's phi
21 October 2022- 2 January 2023
10 - 5pm daily
Full price standard admission: £9
Concessions available, annual pass holders and Lakeland Arts Members go free
Cumbria LA23 3JT
Fri 21 October