Ebenezer Gallery
home of the East Cornwall Society of Artists Ltd

Paul Finlay


I retired from teaching at Helston School in July 2014 after a career spanning 35 years teaching Design & Technology. I had always wanted to explore the world of ceramics and had not touched a piece of clay for nearly 30 years, but soon after retiring I visited some working pottery studios in West Cornwall as part of ‘Open Studios’ this inspired me to rekindle my lifelong interest in ceramics.
I have developed my own studio in Fowey, ‘Three Fishes Pottery’ and specialise in terracotta earthenware pottery decorated in coloured slips. I make thrown and hand built pottery using course textured terra cotta with a range of slip decoration techniques, combining traditional slip trailing with brushed slips and paper resist.
The pottery is glazed with either clear or honey earthenware glaze and fired to 1120*c.



Ebenezer Gallery The Coombes, Polperro, Cornwall, PL13 2RQ
01503 272630
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