Paul March works mainly with clay, which he uses to explore sensorial ambiguity and indeterminacy using primitive and sometimes elegant forms.
Before becoming an artist, March was a Clinical Psychologist specialising in neuropsychology: a career that left him wondering about the nature of the relationships that we make and maintain with things-in-the-world. When he discovered clay, he became interested in making things that take the understanding of this relationship to its sensational limits.
The reciprocal nature of clay-making has persuaded him that the creative process happens, not in the brain, but in the part of the world where hand and clay touch. He is now using clay as a research tool in conjunction with Material Engagement Theory (a theory of cognition that comes from the field of Archaeology) in order to try and establish the nature of creation and sensation.
March studied fine art at the Geneva University of Art and Design (HEAD) from 2001 to 2004 followed by postgraduate studies in ceramics and polymerisation also at the HEAD from 2009 to 2010. Since 2016 has been studying for a DPhil in Archaeology at the University of Oxford.
Paul March. Biographie
Who’s Zoomin’ Who? The Agency of Clay
playing with clay and the uncertainly of agency