I would like to reassure people that I am still open for business. I am following best practices and you can still ORDER from my website or online through GALLERIES.

A modest volume of sales during this period will help see us all (artists, exhibition organisers and galleries alike) through to the other side of this crisis. 

If you know of someone who needs a ‘virtual hug’ or a birthday or anniversary treat – you might just have come to the right place!

If you do choose to BUY an artwork from me you can be sure that I am following all official UK government advice and that every parcel is handled with care.  I work alone in my studio and my chosen couriers are operating a contactless delivery service.

Stay safe and take care





“British clay artist Paul Smith takes ancient myths and tales, some of which are as old or older than ceramics itself, and weaves them into wonderful and amusing pieces of fine art.

In my opinion, I think Paul’s work really stands out. Elsewhere on this site, I have written more about Smith and how he fits into the big picture. Personally, my favourite clay artist is UK sculptor Paul Smith. He is not a studio potter but produces one-off clay art pieces. They are based on European folk tales as old as the hills and he uses an art form (ceramics) which is older than the hills. I find them stunning, amusing, simple, telling and beautiful”

2010 February
Peter Holland
“At a time when so much contemporary art is meaningless, self-absorbed, visually dull, it is a joy to see the work of Paul Smith and Nicola Slattery. They celebrate a largeness of spirit, an innocence and delight in the infinite possibilities of being human. This is magical art, pure, humorous and strong.”

2007 June – Cambridge Contemporary Art ‘Telling Tales’ – 2 person show with painter Nicola Slattery
Sister Wendy Beckett
“Paul Smith’s art is firmly rooted in the figurative tradition but at the same time goes well beyond representation”

2004 September – Ceramic Review Full review of Cambridge Solo Show. Also reviews in Cambridge Evening News and Arts East
Dr Alan Borg CBE FSA
Director of Victoria & Albert Museum (1995-2001)
"I particularly liked Feathered Friends by Paul Smith. It manages to be both sensual and funny" 2002 May – Kensington Times Pictures and text regarding work at the Chelsea Art Fair
Nadia Warner
“Few recent solo exhibitors have so completely established a presence at this venue as Paul Smith. It would be difficult to remain indifferent to this show. The most singular distinguishing characteristic is the sculptor’s advanced plastic vocabulary” 2001 August – Derby Evening Telegraph Full Review of Buxton Solo Show
John Fineran
Derby Evening Telegraph
2001 - Numerous Magazines & Newspapers… …have carried images of my work including Country Living, Country Life, The Guardian, BBC Homes & Antiques, Ceramic Review-