Jade Paton
b.1989, South Africa


Jade Paton creates contemporary sculptures out of clay. Her main source of inspiration is the ancient vessel, as well as forms in nature, architecture, design and contemporary art. She pieces various elements together to create unique and other worldly designs. During the building process the shape mutates and evolves into something unexpected. The surfaces of the work can be raw and natural, as if they have emerged from the earth, or saturated and colour driven. The sculptures feel ancient and futuristic at the same time - a juxtaposition of the old and the new. They are both decorative and utilitarian in their timelessness and can exist equally well in an exhibition space or domestic environment.

Paton completed her studies at the Michaelis School of Fine Art, where she majored in sculpture. Her studio, based in Cape Town, South Africa was established in 2018. All pieces are hand crafted and each piece has its unique character.


Death Row Dinner 2022.02.17–2022.04.02