The Madrugada Series

Madrugada Rocking Jug - 60cm
Madrugada Rocking Jug - 60cm

Madrugada Jugs, Bowls and Plate - 10-30cm
Madrugada Jugs, Bowls and Plate
10-30cm
Large Madrugada Jug - 90cm
Large Madrugada Jug
90cm

This series of pots focuses on the recent development of a new range of slips and patterns. The resulting decoration has given Paul the freedom to be able to paint directly on to the pots in a more abstract and painterly way, layering colours to create a tapestry of incidental tones and impressionistic brush work.

Named ‘Madrugada’ (meaning dawn in Portuguese), they reflect the journey Paul’s pots make through his travels.

Paul says: “Yes, there is some colour inspiration from my travels, but in a way this is about simplifying the approach, even though the finished results can look quite complex. The bottle forms are as new to me as the decoration – and I did feel that the work needed a new form. These softer less angled forms allow for a drift of decoration, that sweeps around the pot and almost wraps them up. The matt bronze sections reveal the clay of the vessel and remind you that this is a plastic, malleable medium – almost unique in the world of making. I hope that through these pots you feel the vibrancy and warmth of the Mediterranean.”

Madrugada Bowl - 50cm
Madrugada Bowl - 50cm
Madrugada Vase - 25cm
Madrugada Vase - 25cm
Madrugada Bottles - 40-50cm
Madrugada Bottles - 40-50cm
Madrugada Bottle - 50cm
Madrugada Bottle - 50cm
Madrugada Jugs, Vase and Bowls - 25-40cm
Madrugada Jugs, Vase and Bowls
25-40cm
Madrugada Bottle - 40cm
Madrugada Bottle - 40cm
Large Madrugada Bottle - 85cm
Large Madrugada Bottle
85cm
Madrugada Jug - 80cm
Madrugada Jug - 80cm
Large Madrugada Bottle - 95cm
Large Madrugada Bottle
95cm
Madrugada Rocking Jug - 40cm
Madrugada Rocking Jug - 40cm
Large Madrugada Bottle - 110cm
Large Madrugada Bottle
110cm
Madrugada Bottle - 35cm
Madrugada Bottle - 35cm