Painters of West Cornwall

Noel Betowski
Ben Catt
Neil Davies
John Emanuel
Mike Hindle
Robert Jones
Brenda King
Jason Lilley
Gemma Pearce
John Piper
Simon Pooley
Michael Praed
Jennifer Semmens
Elaine Turnbull
Terry Whybrow
Ges Wilson
Vincent Wilson
Other painters
Chris Buck
Paula Downing
Lincoln Kirby Bell
Essex Tyler
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Paula Downing

After a career teaching Fine Art and Ceramics in London, across the South East, and overseas, Paula Downing moved to Cornwall several years ago to pursue a life-long ambition to produce her own work full-time. She now works from a studio in Mawnan Smith, a few miles from Falmouth.

Paula she uses coiling and slab-building techniques to produce sculptural ceramics that reflect the rugged landscape of Cornwall. Natural features, ancient monuments and industrial mine workings all provide inspiration. Her use of clay supplemented with various minerals adds additional texture and depth to her work. Oxides and heavily grogged slips add colour to the pieces. Designs are heavily influenced by the Modernist artists of St Ives in the mid-twentieth century and there are also clear links between Paula’s work and that of the Troika Pottery in the 1960s. Paula tends to produce work in series with a common inspiration, but each piece is individual and unique.

Paula’s work has been exhibited throughout Cornwall and nationwide.

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