Paul Fappiano, a native of New Haven, Connecticut, graduated from the U. of New Haven, with an AS in Commercial Art, CSU Northridge with a BA in Fine Art and Southern Conn. St. U. with a MS in Art Education. He also has a 6th year in Crafts. He taught in the public schools of Connecticut and ceramics at the U. of New Haven. His works were shown in galleries, exhibits and craft fairs on the East Coast.
Earlier works centered on the use of the potter’s wheel and thrown forms as well as exploration with metal sculpture. His current works are exclusively in clay weaving together the treads of his interest in the human form and ecology; the focus, now, is hand building with slabs, in low fire clay, employing metallic patinas on the exterior.
The Hand of Man series began in February, 2011 and continues to stretch his visual creativity. These 3 dimensional statements speak to the need for humanity to preserve the elements around us that support and nourish our existence.
He currently resides in San Francisco with his wife, Donna, Roxie the dog and Gabby the cat.