Black Elm Bud Woodland Vessel I

Elaine Bolt
Black Elm Bud Woodland Vessel I by Elaine Bolt is a wheel-thrown porcelain vessel with hand cut, locally grown beech twigs added to the top, along with elm buds and catkins made from black stained porcelain as an additional decorative feature. Elaine is inspired by the colours and tones of the Sussex landscape, where the flint and chalk fields provide a distinctive backdrop. The use of organic materials, as well as small hand-built decorative elements, connects her work to the local surroundings thus creating a tangible bond between the object and its source of inspiration.

Material: Porcelain, slip, glaze, beech twigs, porcelain
Dimensions: Height: 19.5cm, Length: 10.5cm, Width: 10.5cm
Care Instructions: Dust exterior gently or wipe with a damp cloth
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This ceramic piece is thrown on the wheel. After firing, a glaze is applied and then it is fired again. Natural, hand selected materials are chosen to complement the piece.
The Maker Elaine Bolt Ceramicist - South East England

Ceramic artist Elaine Bolt’s work is guided by a sense of narrative and steeped in the context of the local surroundings. An alumni of the Crafts Council’s Hothouse scheme, Elaine works with local clay and mixed-media to create pieces which aim to blur the boundaries between the made and the found. Elaine teaches and lectures in ceramics at various institutions, including her Brighton-based studio, and her work is often informed by the colours and tones found in the landscape of the South Downs.