Cumbria-based conceptual artist Paul Scott creates ceramic work that blurs the boundaries between art, craft, and design. He takes broken ceramics and mends them together to create new iterations. With a penchant for rescuing cast-offs, Scott restores them to new life by using them as a canvas to tell stories that explore the unexpected movement of images through materials, media, cultures, politics, histories, and geographies, inviting us to see these objects in a new way.
In more recent times, as we struggle to come to terms with our over-consumption of finite resources, the concept of recycling has become a central tenet of modern life. There is an increasing interest for crafted, restored, once-loved objects so that the obviously-repaired "traditional" processes again appear beautiful, functional, and intriguing. For many artists, recycling and reuse has long been a natural part of practice; as well as ecological soundness—trash is generally cheap (if not free).Paul Scott's works are currently represented by Ferrin Contemporary.