Inner Landscape

More Works By Paula Murray Porcelain 2023
9 × 18 × 10 in 22.86 × 45.72 × 25.4 cm

About Inner Landscape

Paula Murray’s ethereal ceramic art valued for its exquisite craftsmanship and beautiful design can be found in many international public collections. Inner Landscape is a creamy white oval shaped vessel that features Murray’s signature fracture lines in its interior. Two sides of the bowl also appear slightly ‘torn’. Murray is interested in exploring the idea of fracture as a metaphor for the stress experienced in life.

“Tested are the limits of endurance and resilience. I create works evocative of the precarious nature of existence. I look for beauty in the struggle.” Paula Murray

Born in Ottawa, Paula Murray studied science at the University of Ottawa and ceramics at Sheridan College. Elected to 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. In 2021, Paula Murray was awarded one of the highest honours granted by the Quebec government in recognition of an exceptional career in the arts—the Prix d’excellence from le Conseil des métiers d’art du Québec.

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.