FUSION: The Ontario Clay and Glass Association


Friday June 9 

Paula Murray 

Paula Murray’s porcelain sculptures have been described by art critic Nancy Baele as “fusions of near rapture and serene beauty, echoing nature and the human body in their forms.” Paula draws her inspiration from her ongoing relationship with nature. Her delicate vessels examine the invisible boundary between the physical and spiritual worlds and the sense of wonder evoked by life’s mysteries.

Originally studying sciences at the University of Ottawa, Paula discovered clay at a nearby cooperative studio, and was hooked. She was mentored by the legendary Ruth Gowdy McKinley at Sheridan College, School of Craft and Design, and moved on to the Summer Residency Program at the Banff Centre for Fine Arts. Since then Paula has created a distinctive body of work that pushes the boundaries of porcelain’s qualities, winning her many national and international accolades.

Paula opened her first studio in 1980 on the shores of Meech Lake in Quebec. In 2006 she was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts. She has exhibited her work internationally and has been commissioned by the National Arts Centre to create a work for the recipients of the Governor General's Performing Arts Awards. Representatives of the Canadian Government have presented her work to numerous visiting dignitaries.

Paula's website

Video: Connexion~Connection Exhibition 

FUSION gratefully acknowledges the assistance of the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Citizenship, Culture and Recreation, and the Ontario Arts Council. The Ontario Arts Council is an agency of the Government of Ontario. 


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