An artists stamp is usually the best way to recognise a potters work. This never proved to be a problem for Paul Gooderham. His work is instantly recognisable without searching for any added mark or monogram. For those familiar with his distinctive style of work this site is designed to further their interest, and for those not yet accustomed to his range of wall plaques, boxes and sculptures then it is hoped that interest gleened will be enough to prompt a visit to his studios in South Staffordshire.

His first studio was situated in Birmingham Jewellery quarter in early 1976 after training at Wolverhampton Art College. Three years later we re-located to previously redundant church premises in Gailey, South Staffordshire. His influences have been rich and varied and his appeal as a potter is as strong now as it was almost four decades ago.

Paul works in Stoneware and Porcelain utilising Dolomite & Ash glazes prepared at the studio and fired to 1280c in a 24 cu ft gas kiln. His work is reflective of the colours and textures of natural imagery predominately landscapes, the results are striking in their essence of the countryside. Tastefully, coloured etched and inlayed onto the surface of the day.

Now almost into his fourth decade in business, Paul is developing further ranges that are available only from his studio. These explore life and our inland waterways and particularly that of the canal narrowboat whilst at the same time creating sculptural representative of our coastal fishing boats and trawlers. Experimenting with textures to develop a new range of birds and inlay techniques involving glass and vitreous slips of porcelain.

Besides appearing in craftshops, galleries and private/public collections throughout the British Isles, Pauls work can be found in collections throughout the world.

Many examples of Paul’s work are on view for sale at Gailey Pottery Showrooms to find out how to contact him or visit his studios please click on Visiting & Contact Us button above.
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