Cuttings, Ruins, Refugees and Wild Roses

Paul Scott

04 Aug 2016 - 03 Sep 2016

The Scottish Gallery is delighted to present Cuttings, Ruins, Refugees and Wild Roses, by Paul Scott, as part of our Festival programme of exhibitions.  This exhibition is the culmination of work from the last two years and marks the end of his national touring exhibition Confected, Borrowed and Blue (2015-16).
Paul Scott lives and works in rural Cumbria. He creates individual pieces that are exacting and critical, blurring the boundaries between fine art and design. A leading proponent of ceramics and print, he has been instrumental in demonstrating the contemporary creative potential of a combination used in industry for hundreds of years to mass-produce decorative wares and tiles. From his iconic earlier series to new work inspired by current world events, this exhibition reflects the breadth of Scott’s practice and the engagement with topical issues that characeterise his approach.

Paul Scott is regarded as one of the most talented visual artists working in Britain today and his work has been sought for national collections, which include the V&A Museum, London; Tullie House Carlisle Museum and Art Gallery; The National Museum Stockholm, Sweden; The National Decorative Arts Museum, Norway; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, USA. 

  • Paul Scott

    Scott’s Cumbrian Blue(s), Scenery (USA)

    2013
    in-glaze decal collage and gold lustre on Mahomedan Mosque and Tomb plate by J.Hall & Sons c.1825
    D:25cm
    £950
  • Paul Scott

    Scott’s Cumbrian Blue(s), English Scenery, Countryside

    2014
    in-glaze decal collage and gold lustre on Davenport plate c.1850
    D:26.5cm
    £950
    Photograph: William Van Esland
  • Paul Scott

    Scott’s Cumbrian Blue(s), Barsebäck 2

    2007
    Inglaze decal collage on Rörstrand Sweden porcelain platter designed by Pia Törnell
    H:4.5cm W:47cm D:19.5cm
    £1,500
  • Paul Scott

    Scott’s Cumbrian Blue(s), Garden After Stephenson & Mi Youren

    2014
    collage, nineteenth century Staffordshire transferware plate by Stephenson with Chinese porcelain platter by unknown maker
    H:25.3cm W:28.7cm
    £1,850
    Photograph: William Van Esland
  • Paul Scott

    Scott’s Cumbrian Blue(s), Wildflower (After Tom Petty) No.2

    2016
    Collage, cut details from assorted transferwares with sliced claypipe and gold leaf
    H:28.5cm W:38cm
    £2,950
  • Paul Scott

    Scott’s Cumbrian Blue(s), Flower Pot No.7 & Flowerpot No.8

    2106
    cut details from early 19th and 20th century transferware plates with gold lustre, coarse sand and gravel in terracotta pots
    £275 (left H14 x D9 cms), £285 (right H15 x D8 cms)
  • Paul Scott

    Scott’s Cumbrian Blue(s), Persian Views

    2016
    in-glaze decal collage and gold lustre on partially erased platter by unknown maker c.1830
    H:28cm W:34.5cm
    £2,500
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