Paul Scott’s Cumbrian Blue(s) Fukushima series of ceramics commemorates the 2011 disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan.

Each work in the series begins as a broken Willow Pattern platter, originally made in Japan. Scott has taken their shattered forms and mended them using the kintsugi technique in which the repair is marked in gold. As part of the repair he has collaged in a ceramic fragment printed with an image of Katsushika Hokusai’s iconic 19th-century print The Great Wave off Kanagawa, here making a clear reference to the 2011 tsunami.

Scott studied painting and ceramics at St Martin’s College, Lancaster, and is celebrated for his transfer-printed works.

Aberystwyth University Ceramic Collection holds more than 2,000 examples of nonindustrial ceramics, including four earlier works by Paul Scott.


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