Paula Armstrong
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Portfolios

Extrinsic Intrinsic

Some pictures of my new work inspired by the concept of 'Extrinsic Intrinsic'.

Supported by Arts Council England I have been spending time developing new work around the idea of the outside being inside, reversing what we expect and exploring ideas of functionaility.  These are just the beginning but they give a flavour of what I am trying to do particularly with combining ceramics with textiles and bead work.

My Events

Christmas Open Studio
Repeats every day 2 times.
12 Dec 2019 - 10:00 to 15:00
Paula Armstrong Ceramics opens the doors for a fantastic Christmas shopping event!
Christmas Open Studio
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Saturday workshop - Build a large coil vessel
16 May 2015 - 10:00 to 15:00
Build and adorn your own large coil vessel. It's a day to learn and/or refine your coiling skills as well as explore ways of adorning, carving, decorating the pot you make.
Saturday workshop - Build a large coil vessel
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Spring theme clay workshops
18 Apr 2015 - 10:00 to 15:00
A day of two halves! A morning workshop (10am - 12pm) making flower tiles and an afternoon workshop (1 - 3pm) to create a clay basket.
Spring theme clay workshops
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News

Studio exhibition space to share in Willingham
Space in my ceramics studio for artists who would need mainly wall space
Studio exhibition space to share in Willingham
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The new 10 week ceramics courses begin next week!
Ever wanted to try making things in clay? Or maybe you've done it before and would like to improve your skills? Well, Paula Armstrong Ceramics runs regular hand building classes (as well as one-off Saturday workshops).
The new 10 week ceramics courses begin next week!
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ceramics, sculpture, textiles
Stylish and full of character my work has an earthy, primitive appeal. I work mainly in stoneware clay adding textile elements to add a new dimension
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My professional background has combined working as a professional artist, exhibiting, curating, working to commission and teaching across the UK, with working in local authority, voluntary and community sectors.   I have taught regular classes in ceramic art and painting and drawing, as well as drop-in craft workshops, lantern-making, and community art workshops.  Other key skills include strategy development, project management, community arts development, and fundraising.

I have been creating contemporary ceramic sculpture for over 16 years calling on inspiration from a wide variety of sources.  I enjoy the challenge of creating finely balanced pieces and delight when my work has impact involving the viewer.  Each piece is individually hand-built, most often in stoneware clay and more recently I have been integrating textile elements into my work adding another dimension of adornment and structure to my work.