Centre for Fine Print Research University of the West of England Centre for Fine Print Research

Paul Scott

Paul Scott is a Cumbrian based artist with a diverse practice and an international reputation. He is well known for his research into printed vitreous surfaces, as well as his characteristic blue and white artworks in glazed ceramic. His works are held in public collections around the globe - including the Victoria and Albert Museum London, The National Museum Stockholm Sweden, The National Decorative Arts Museum Norway and The Museum of Art and Design New York.

The combination of rigorous research, writing, studio practice and commissioning ensures that his work is continually developing - but it is fundamentally concerned with landscape, pattern and a sense of place.
In July 2011 Paul was appointed Professor 2 at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts (KHiO) in Norway. Paul was Research Fellow, at MIRIAD, Manchester Metropolitan University from September 2012 to September 2014. Paul is also author of the seminal text, Ceramics and Print, which brought ceramic printing to the attention of many artists and makers in the 1990’s.

Paul previously worked with Spode exploring underglaze blue printing creating works that slightly subvert the Italian Blue.  Additionally, although Paul had used underglaze blue as a reference material, he had never actually made an intaglio print by the traditional methods.  Paul took the Burleigh Calico all-over pattern as a starting point - Calico is an English Staffordshire under-glaze "transfer print" decoration. A few years ago, Paul was commissioned to create a public artwork in Hanoi. The massive mural he created was based on traditional blue and white underglaze patterns and, on completion; he was inspired by the local influence of the passing motorbikes. These fleeting vehicles, laden with passengers and piled high with all sorts of 'stuff' interfered with the pattern, and he chose to incorporate images from these photographs into a pattern for his new plate resizing and replacing parts of the original pattern.

Traditional Print Research-Burleigh Artist Case Studies

Chris Orr

Higg and Bunn

Paul Scott

Stephen Hoskins