Red Stoneware, Glaze, Underglaze, Gold Luster, Multiple Firings, Oxidation,
Paul Maloney 'Goblet gold'
Paul Maloney is a ceramic artist born in Houston, Texas. He attended the University of Georgia, completing his Bachelor degrees in both Art History and Ceramics. He later would attain his MFA in Ceramics from Indiana University - Bloomington. Paul has made work all throughout the United States, having opportunities at Haystack Mountain School of Craft, the Iowa Ceramics Center and Glass Studio, Penland School of Crafts, The Bascom: A Center for Visual Arts, and the John Michael Kohler Arts Center. He now resides in Kansas City, Missouri where he has been appointed to the position of Studio Manager at Belger Crane Yards Studio.
Let’s play. The constructed works paint a picture that have less to do with utilitarian function. Rather, they have more to do with referencing everyday occurrences, personified in conventionally humble objects. While handles and necks emanate out as appendages - slip, glaze, color and texture dress the vessels like sauce on BBQ. Interests in pop culture, rock and roll history, sports, or what's happening with our current political climate - all of this information is used and inferred with each individual vessel. These histories and the desire to capture our humanness in ceramic vessels are of vital importance to me, with hopes of further expanding and contributing to the rich ceramic continuum.