Paul Donnelly: A Sense of Place

Aug 7th - Aug 30th, 2015

Paul Donnelly is a former Clay Studio Resident Artist and current professor at Kansas City Art Institute. He received his BFA from Edinboro University and his MFA from New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University, Alfred, NY. 

Artist Statement: 
I am interested in integrating my work into people’s lives because of the close proximity between (the) user and object. Through use and display, pots will impart meaning that will change with the user’s relationship with the work. The objects we interact with on a daily basis can conjure experiences in our lives often becoming an article of sentiment. I intend to create work where there is a similarity between pieces but everything is unique in some way. Variability is one of the potter’s strength in terms of designing work. Crafting an eclectic array of dishes is a response to the ubiquity of objects sold through chain stores.

If you are interested in purchasing or need more information please email naomi@theclaystudio.orgExhibition curated by Naomi Cleary