While on the one hand Paul Maseyk’s work speaks to the history of ceramics and ceramic techniques; the other hand determinedly raises a sly middle finger to conventionality as he navigates between ceramics, painting, and sculpture. Some works appear as totems, their sheer size dwarfing and demanding attention. A classic Greek vase is transformed into something otherworldly with its odd proportions and appendages, and minutely detailed illustrations of animals, architecture, and anatomies.

Paul Maseyk: Out of this World is held in conjunction with Fired Up: Festival of Ceramics for the New Zealand Festival of the Arts.