Paul FinlayThree Fishes Pottery
"I specialise in terracotta earthenware pottery decorated in coloured slips."
I live in the coastal town of Fowey in Cornwall where I work from my studio ‘Three Fishes Pottery’. I specialise in terracotta earthenware pottery decorated in coloured slips. I make thrown and hand built pottery using course textured terracotta with a range of slip decoration techniques, combining traditional slip trailing with brushed slips and paper resist. The pottery is glazed with either clear or honey earthenware glaze and fired to 1120*c in an electric kiln.
My work can be seen in the Ebenezer Gallery in Polperro and the Riverbank Gallery in Newlyn. I was judged the winning Potter in the Royal Cornwall Museum’s ‘Fifty Shades of Clay’ competition 2016 and my work was on public display in the museum in Truro. I am a member of East Cornwall Society of Artists, and a committee member of Cornwall Ceramics and Glass Group.
I open my Pottery as part of the ‘Open Studios’ during the Fowey Arts Trail supporting the Fowey Festival in early May each year.