Holding Space 2

More Works By Paula Murray Porcelain 2023
19.5 × 15 × 11.5 in 49.53 × 38.1 × 29.21 cm

About Holding Space 2

In her lakeside studio surrounded by nature, Paula Murray creates uniquely beautiful porcelain pieces. This vessel has a tall undulating form accentuated by waves of lines that run both outside and inside. The colour is extraordinary—a rich saffron that serves to highlight its exquisite sculptural shape. One of a series.

“Working at this scale is particularly exciting. Reading the volume in a human context, I am interested in the dialogue between the inside and the outside. The different stories being shared.” Paula Murray

Born in Ottawa, Paula Murray studied science at the University of Ottawa and ceramics at Sheridan College. Elected into the International Academy of Ceramics (2017) and the Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts (2006) she has based her full-time studio practice from Meech Lake, in Gatineau Park since 1980.

Exhibiting in prestigious exhibitions in Canada, Italy, China, Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Portugal, Romania and the USA, she has received several awards and creation grants. Public collections include the World Korean Ceramic Foundation Museum, Yingge Ceramic Museum, Taiwan, Museum of Ceramics, Faenza Italy, Canada House, London, UK, and in Canada the Gardiner Museum, Museum of History, and Art Bank.