Born and raised in Ontario, Paula moved to the Prairies in 1989 where she was introduced to clay. Fascinated by clay’s endless possibilities, she proceeded to complete her Diploma in Ceramics at SIAST (Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology) and then her B.F.A at the University of Saskatchewan. Paula has continued learning and exploring through residencies at the Banff Centre and the Medalta Artists in Residence Programme as well as participating in four international artist collaborations.
Paula is an active educator, serving as mentor three times with the Carfac Saskatchewan Mentorship Programme as well as teaching community pottery classes since 2011. Her ceramics pieces have been juried into international and national exhibitions and she has work in the public collections of Global Affairs Canada, the Saskatchewan Arts Board, the Mann Art Gallery and the Town of Battleford.