Paul’s work derives from two interrelated processes. Each piece is thrown on the wheel, then subtly altered in form, giving the pot an individual character and strength defined by a journey of discovery. The pots’ elegance and sense of balance grow directly out of Paul’s concern for harmony between form, colour and the painted surface. The guiding force behind Paul’s work is energy: sinuous forms creating sensations of movement and life, and the possibilities for change which are always present in the wet clay but are only revealed once the exploration has begun. The work of post-impressionists has played its part in evolving Paul’s distinctive style.