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Paul Scerri

Paul Scerri Ceramicist
Contact
Maltese, English, Italian
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+356 99277040
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Messages in clay

  • • Paul founded his workshop in 1988
  • • The first piece he made was of a pregnant female torso
  • • He showcased pieces at Miami Art Basel Week in 2016

Paul Scerri began his artistic journey in the 1970s at the Malta School of Arts, and subsequently earned a scholarship at the Accademia delle Belle Arti Pietro Vanucci in Perugia. Here, he discovered clay as an artistic medium, and decided to hone his clay shaping skills at the Istituto Statale D’Arte G. Ballardini in Faenza as well as in Imola. His ceramic sculptures are an expression of layered perceptions that at first sight appear to depict stereotypical figures, but upon closer inspection, reveal nuances of injustice and narcissism. Paul uses his technical expertise in the creation of his own glazes for each of his ceramic sculptures, every piece is intentionally created with care and devotion. His ceramic sculptures reflect his desire to be as innovative as possible in his choice of textures and colours. Each is an individual masterpiece relaying a silent message, while always remaining open to free interpretation.

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Works

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Key of Life

This stoneware figurine is a one-off, hand modelled creation. Paul Scerri fires each of his creations three or four times. Most of his creations have precious metals applied such as 22 kt gold or platinum. Each sculpture depicts a story by means of symbols or other gestures.

Height 30 cm
Diameter 17 cm

Paul Scerri Ceramicist
Photo: ©Thomas Scerri
Patience and Numbers

These stoneware figurines are one-off, hand modelled creation. Paul Scerri fires each of his creations three or four times. Most of his creations have precious metals applied such as 22 kt gold or platinum. Each sculpture depicts a story by means of symbols or other gestures.

Height 35 cm
Diameter 18 cm

Paul Scerri Ceramicist
Photo: ©Thomas Scerri
Phrenic

This stoneware figurine is a unique handcrafted creation. Paul Scerri fires each of his creations three or four times. Most of his creations have precious metals applied such as 22 kt gold or platinum. Each sculpture depicts a story by means of symbols or other gestures.

Height 30 cm
Diameter 17 cm

Paul Scerri Ceramicist
Photo: ©Thomas Scerri
Useless Keys

This stoneware figurine is a unique handcrafted piece. Paul Scerri fires each of his creations three or four times. Most of his creations have precious metals applied such as 22 kt gold or platinum. Each sculpture depicts a story by means of symbols or other gestures.

Height 50 cm
Diameter 30 cm

Paul Scerri Ceramicist

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