Paul Scott

Bavarian platter with Eden Tree (TG), England, 2007

Vignette, inglaze prints on tin glazed form and porcelain
Tree: 33 cm, Plate: 20x25x37 cm

Courtesy of artistb

Paul Scott is a porcelain artist, whose work is in dialogue with the past tradition of this art and at the same time uses it as a launching point for his own political statement.

The origin of porcelain is in the 7th and 8th century in China. Porcelain arrived in Europe soon after, where its production techniques were perfected.

The growth and prosperity of the porcelain industry was expanded in the 19th century in England, while ornamentation and decadent design became extremely popular. Porcelain artists were influenced to a great extent by their own landscapes. The wares made from porcelain were varied and ranged from plates, jugs, bowls and even door handles. The different ornaments and figures evolved slowly and came to reflect the changing fashions and tastes, beginning with a fondness for rural and idyllic figures and landscapes that characterized the Georgian period. The urban landscape that Paul Scott has chosen to depict on porcelain is not the traditional and standard pastoral landscape, but rather a landscape of environmental distress resulting from industry and technology’s encroachments on nature.