Paula Cooley is a full-time clay artist, working and living in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Born and raised in southern Ontario, Paula moved to the Prairies in 1989 where she was introduced to clay. Fascinated by clay’s endless possibilities, she proceeded to complete her Diploma in Ceramics at SIAST (Woodland Campus, P.A.) Paula works with a wide variety of clays, surfaces and firing techniques to produce both functional pottery and one-of-a-kind ceramic sculpture. Inspired by the natural world Paula’s work is continually evolving as she explores new forms and surfaces.
Paula’s ceramic work has regularly been juried into Dimensions, the Saskatchewan Craft Council’s annual exhibition of the very best fine craft produced in Saskatchewan.She has pieces in the permanent collections of the Saskatchewan Arts Board, the Art Gallery of Prince Albert and the Town of Battleford.