Cornish coastline inspires new art exhibition
Written by The Cormorant Hotel
A new exhibition has opened at the Royal Cornwall Museum, which is inspired by the rugged Cornish coastline and encourages people to make connections with the coast for themselves.
Cornish ceramicist Paula Downing has created Edge, which contains hand-built, expressive pieces of art that are inspired by the waves and clifftops of Cornwall.
The exhibition runs until the 23rd January, and also features photographs by Antony Hosking, who is Paula's husband. A number of these photos have given direct inspiration to Paula's work.
"I work with ideas which have evolved through drawing and observing the land. I usually make a series of pieces to do with the same idea but each is a one-off and has its own identity," Paula says.
"I enjoy using a variety of clay bodies with which to build, and natural oxides and slips for enriching the surfaces."
Her methods are time consuming, but this is due to the amount of detail she puts into her work, which is all created by hand. This results in a beautiful final product, all of which are completely unique.
The Royal Cornwall Museum is located in Truro, which is a short drive from our hotel in Fowey, and is well worth the trip for art lovers to see the pieces. You can find examples of her work on her website here: http://www.pauladowningceramics.co.uk/.
Photo courtesy of Nilfanion, under Creative Commons