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.
Scott’s Cumbrian Blue(s), Scenery (USA)2013in-glaze decal collage and gold lustre on Mahomedan Mosque and Tomb plate by J.Hall & Sons c.1825D:25cm£950
Scott’s Cumbrian Blue(s), English Scenery, Countryside2014in-glaze decal collage and gold lustre on Davenport plate c.1850D:26.5cm£950Photograph: William Van Esland
Scott’s Cumbrian Blue(s), Barsebäck 22007Inglaze decal collage on Rörstrand Sweden porcelain platter designed by Pia TörnellH:4.5cm W:47cm D:19.5cm£1,500
Scott’s Cumbrian Blue(s), Fukushima No.92016Inglaze decal collage and gold lustre on partially erased Willow pattern platter, marked ‘House of Blue Willow, Established 1899, Made in Japan’H:22cm W:31.5cmSoldThis is the last piece in the Fukushima series.
Scott’s Cumbrian Blue(s), Fukushima No. 82016in-glaze decal collage with Kintsugi type repair on broken and re-assembled Double Phoenix Willow platter, by Nikko, Japan c.1966 with brass pins, gold leaf, tile cement and epoxy resin. Last KintsugiH:30cm W:41cmSoldAberystwyth University - Gallery & Museum
Scott’s Cumbrian Blue(s), Garden After Stephenson & Mi Youren2014collage, nineteenth century Staffordshire transferware plate by Stephenson with Chinese porcelain platter by unknown makerH:25.3cm W:28.7cm£1,850Photograph: William Van Esland
Scott’s Cumbrian Blue(s), Wildflower (After Tom Petty) No.22016Collage, cut details from assorted transferwares with sliced claypipe and gold leafH:28.5cm W:38cm£2,950
Scott’s Cumbrian Blue(s), Flower Pot No.7 & Flowerpot No.82106cut 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)