Paul Laird - Contemporary Ceramic Artist / Sculptor / Potter and Artist in Clay



Paul Laird // Contemporary Ceramic Artist and Sculptor


Long established Paul Laird is a second generation 'potter' and ceramic artist. Many of you may recognise Paul's contemporary and often abstract sculptural ceramic works from the Craft Habitat, the former home of his working studio and art gallery in Nelson, New Zealand.


Click on the small images to see larger views of each.

The Waterfront - click for larger view Whale Tails - click for larger view Minstrels Gallery - click for larger view Open Hearted - study in negative space - click for larger view


Picasso, Miro, Chigal are his main artistic inspirations, however, Paul draws a great deal from his surroundings such as Musical images related to family muscians and, like a voyeur, watching peoples faces. Simple abstract forms also fascinate Paul, simple processes that are gravity related such as a ball bouncing or an object falling.


Future ideas include practical purposes high fires stoneware, suitable for outdoors, reasonable temperate, matt & satin finishes - not high gloss. Combinations of materials such as glass ceramics water features - he also hopes to do more of.

Please enjoy this on-line exhibition then feel free to contact Paul direct to order available pieces or commission new work. Orders and comissions are detailed on his website


Paul Laird

PO Box 3065



New Zealand



7 Grenville Terrace
New Zealand


His working gallery/studio is open most days by appointment but ring first to confirm. To get there, it is first left half-way up the hill from the K.F.C. roundabout at Tahunanui Beach.

TEL/FAX +64 [0] 3 548 5162

Cell phone +64 [0] 21 1466272




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