Paul Rayner

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Paul Rayner (born 1959) is an English-New Zealand ceramicist known for his work creating pop culture figures in the tradition of Toby jugs and Staffordshire figurines.[1]

Born in Luton, England, Rayner moved to New Zealand as a teenager. After working at the Sarjeant Gallery in Whanganui, he developed an interest in art.[2] Rayner did a Bachelor of Fine Arts focused on painting at the University of Auckland before working in New Zealand museums and art galleries while developing his ceramics.[3]

After leaving the Sarjeant Gallery in 2006,[4] Paul has run a gallery and often collaborates with, his brother Mark Rayner.[5][6]




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