Paula Marian has been a professional potter for over 45 years, since earning her Masters in Ceramics. In 2014 she retired as head of the New Milford High school Art Department. During her sabbatical year, she worked as a decorative art intern at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. That experience influenced her architectural touches of handles and feet on her pottery.
She has been awarded several research and travel grants: for pit firing in Mexico, political art in Cuba and slip railing in Romania. Her travels and studies play a large part in her whimsical patterns and colorful palette.
Paula has designed and written several web sites, book chapters and articles on ceramics for Ceramics Monthly and Studio Potter magazine. She was responsible for the creation and collection of 300 bowls for the New Milford Loaves & Fishes Empty Bowls Dinner.
Paula is a founding member of the K-12 National Student Ceramics Exhibition at NCECA (National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts), a member of Connecticut Clay Artists (CCA) and part of the New Milford cooperative art gallery, Gallery 25.