Paul Portelli
5050 County Road 25
R.R.#3 Warkworth
Ontario K0K 3K0

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Paul Portelli - Artwork

Terra Cotta Sculpture

Terra cotta clay is extremely versatile. My mask series for instance, incorporates a press mold process in which the faces alone are pulled from molds and then subsequently embellished individually with leaves, fruit and flowers.

Paul Portelli working in his studio.

I also like to enhance the natural beauty of the clay with colour and glazes to create whimsical designs in a full range of functional and figurative motifs. Many of my recent works are specifically designed for garden display.

After being fired, the sculptures are given a cold wash finish. Many of my works have been exhibited in public and private galleries and are held in private collections across North America and Europe.

Please have a look around this web site to view samples of my work past and present.

I encourage you to enquire about any special commission works you may have in mind.

- Paul C. Portelli, 2008