Paul Scott is a Cumbrian-based artist known for his contemporary artworks which re-animate historical transferwares and blur the boundaries between fine art, craft and design. He is well known for his research, writing and curation focussed on printed vitreous surfaces. He has held Research Fellowships in the Department of Fine Art Newcastle University, and Manchester School of Art and was Professor of Ceramics at KHiO in Oslo from 2012 to 2018.
His personal research into transferwares includes work at Spode, Wedgwood, the V&A in the UK, Egersund, Rörstrand, Sphinx Regout in Europe, as well as Syracuse Pottery in the US. In 2020 he worked with the Spode Museum archives to create a new teaware design for Fortnum & Mason. Scott’s artworks can be found in public collections around the globe, including the V&A London; National Museums in Oslo, Stockholm, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Liverpool; the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; Birmingham Museum of Art (Al), MFA Boston and the Brooklyn Art Museum New York.