I am a full-time clay artist, working and living in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Born and raised in southern Ontario, I moved to the Prairies in 1989 where I was introduced to clay through classes with the Saskatoon Potters Guild. Fascinated by clay’s endless possibilities, I proceeded to complete my Diploma in Ceramics at SIAST (Woodland Campus) and then my B.F.A at the University of Saskatchewan. I work with a wide variety of clays, surfaces and firing techniques to produce both functional pottery and one-of-a-kind ceramic sculpture. Inspired by the natural world my work is continually evolving as I explore new forms and surfaces.
My ceramic work has regularly been juried into Dimensions, the Saskatchewan Craft Council’s annual exhibition of the very best fine craft produced in Saskatchewan. I have pieces in the permanent collections of the Saskatchewan Arts Board, the Mann Gallery of Prince Albert and the Town of Battleford and have been juried into several national exhibitions. To see examples of my work please visit my website, www.paulacooley.com