Paula’s ceramic stags are inspired by the Palaeolithic cave paintings in Lascaux, France. The Stags are hand built, using stoneware clay. Paula starts with slabs of clay, forming them into the various sections of the stag’s body and then join these components together. Once the stag is completed, it is covered with a coloured slip (a liquid mixture of clay and water) and then salt fired (method of firing where salt in introduced into the kiln once a high temperature has been reached.)
Paula’s “wall pillows” are hand built, individually carved and then glazed. These decorative ceramic pieces are suitable for hanging.
Paula’s ceramic work has regularly been juried into Dimensions, the Saskatchewan Craft Council’s annual exhibition of the very best fine craft produced in Saskatchewan. She has pieces in the permanent collections of the Saskatchewan Arts Board, the Mann Gallery and the Town of Battleford and has been juried into several national exhibitions. Paula holds Marketing Status with the Saskatchewan Craft Council and sells her work through juried craft markets as well as retail stores. To see more of Paula’s work please visit her website, www.paulacooley.com