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Cumbrian Blues


Paul Scott

Paul Scott updates traditional white and blue English transferware pottery with modern prints and Kintsugi breaking and joining techniques. Scott makes his own tissue prints which he then transfers onto a mix of vintage and new pottery. I really enjoy his witty and thought-provoking subject matter and how subversive the modern designs are when viewed against the traditional backdrop of transferware.

Interestingly enough, transferware is a method that has been used for centuries to make affordable earthenware, porcelain, and even china. Traditionally, a print was created on a copper plate, then stamped, typically in a single color, on pre-cut transfer paper, which was then applied to blank pottery. It’s still in production today, and it’s so ubiquitous, I’m guessing nearly every one of us has at least one or two pieces of the stuff.

You can check out all of Paul Scott’s wonderful creations on his website and on Instagram.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

8 thoughts on “Cumbrian Blues

  1. It must take an interesting mind to come up with his idea hybrids!

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  2. I remember we had one or two of these in the house as I was growing up. As always, I didn’t like all of them but I sure did like some of them. Great memories of my youth, a long time ago. Hal

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  3. These are great! I love when people find creative ways to put a contemporary twist on traditional forms and techniques.

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  4. So interesting. I’ve always liked the color combination of the shade of blue in transferware combined with white. I’ve collected a few pieces. Love the one with the wave.

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