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Paul Morley

Born in Brighton, UK

Lives and works in Brighton, UK



My work is informed by urban and industrial environments. Everyday architectural places and spaces such as concrete staircases or carparks; spaces that are considered hostile and uncommunicative yet convey a wonderful abstract and expressive aesthetic. It explores how architecture connects people to place and the uneasy feelings that occur in these spaces. My ceramic work is informed through my personal photography, which captures elements of isolation, separation and abandonment. It also describes a feeling of loneliness and desertion. I am interested in broken and abandoned objects, and places that no longer function. Formation, material, texture and surface finish are considered in the transformation of these ideas into ceramic forms and sculptures.

The majority of my work is limited edition or one-off non-functional and sculptural ceramics made for interiors. All the work is handmade by myself in my studio in Brighton, UK. I use many finishes to the bisque fired ceramics including glazes, underglazes, acylic paint, spraypaint, shoepolish and lacquer.

Commission based work is available upon request. Please contact me for further details.

Clays supplied from Hesketh Potters' Supplies - http://www.heskethps.co.uk/ 


June 2016 - Graduation Show University of Brighton
July 2016 - New Designers, London
Sept 2016 - DesignersBlock, Oxo Tower, London
Feb 2017 - Zetter Hotel Foyer Exhibition, London
May 2017 - Present Tense Exhibition, Phoenix Gallery, Brighton
Sept 2017 - Decorex International, Syon Park, London
Dec 2017 - Milton House AOH, Brighton
May 2018 - Knoyle House AOH, Brighton
June 2018 - Fired At Phoenix, Phoenix Gallery, Brighton
May 2019 - Art at Zerbs AOH, Brighton
June 2019 - Harriet Sylvestor Exhibition, Phoenix Gallery, Brighton
July 2019 - Makers Mark Exhibition, Cupola Contemporary Art Gallery, Sheffield
Oct 2019 - Emerge, Highgate Contemporary Gallery, London
Nov 2019 - Brighton Journal - Artist of the Month
Mar 2020 - Emerge, Highgate Contemporary Gallery, London (cancelled Covid19)