Exhibitions: Faenza International (Prize)
The Craftsman's Art, Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Design Council International Exhibitions
Midland Group Gallery, Nottingham
New Ashgate Galllery, Farnham
Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter
The Blakesley Gallery, Blakesley
Chapel Gallery Saltram House, Plymouth
The Turnpike Gallery, Petersfield
The Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Bovey Tracey
"The Plate Show" Glasgow (touring international exhibition)
The Bonhoga Gallery, Shetland
Coombe Farm Gallery, Dittisham, Dartmouth
Cotehele Gallery, Saltash, Cornwall.
The Whitehouse Gallery, Kirkcudbright.
The Hay Makers, Hay-on-Wye.
Public International Museum of Ceramics, Faenza, Italy
Collections: Reading Museum
Work House and Garden
Decorative Art in Modern Interiors
Illustrated London News
Craft Galleries Guide
The Ceramic Surface
Born in London, Pauline Zelinski trained at West Surrey College of Art & Design, graduating in 1970. She taught ceramics at a number of art colleges in the South East of England before deciding to concentrate on her own work. She now lives in the West Country where she works from her studio in Exeter.
Current work is focused on developing ideas through the use of underglaze colours. White earthenware clay is used and underglazes are applied through hand painting in order to build up layers of colour until the right balance is achieved. This process can create subtle tones and hues once the piece has been fired with the addition of a transparent glaze.
Pauline currently makes large platters, bowls, jugs and vases which are all decorated using this technique. She has also extended her work to include decorative tiles for interiors.
Ideas spring mainly from forms and patterns in nature, and inspiration is found in artists such as Matisse, Klee. Gaugin, and the French artist Seguy with his richness of colour and design.