Black Flower Woodland Vessel I

Elaine Bolt
Black Flower Woodland Vessel I by Elaine Bolt is a wheel-thrown speckled stoneware vessel with hand cut, locally grown wisteria twigs added to the top, along with a delicate porcelain flower to complete the scene. 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: Stoneware, glaze, beech and wisteria twigs, porcelain, wire
Dimensions: Height: 24.5cm, Length: 12cm, Width: 12cm
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.