Processes of growth and decay found within diverse landscapes are fundamental to Paul’s practice. He expresses his relationship to these through the glazed surface and coil-built sculptural vessel form. It is the correlation between the slower emerging life cycles of nature and the making process leading to alchemical developments within the kiln that underpins the work. The bisque fired surface is built up and transformed through the layering of slips and glazes, often through multiple firings. Paul uses a variety of stoneware clays, develops his own glazes and fires in an electric kiln up to 1230 degrees centigrade.