Paul's love of ceramics began at the early age of 13, when he began working part time in a local ceramic shop. Now working abroad as a business executive with technology companies, his longtime interest in ceramics led him to return to ceramics as a second career.
As a designer, Paul Brothe is inspired by traditional pottery techniques. Throughout history, ceramic designs have incorporated artistic interpretations of basic elements, such as wood and metal. Tromp l'oeil effects were often used to great result in the development of majolica wares in the United States during the 19th century. Making the practical extraordinary is the challenge of all designers and Paul credits his research of world ceramics with providing the spark to create unique pieces.