Weft Bottle

Elaine Bolt
Weft Bottle is a tapered speckled stoneware vessel by Brighton-based ceramicist Elaine Bolt. It is inspired by the shape of a wool bobbin.

Inspired by the shape of a wool bobbin, this vessel features subtle incised lines near the top, which are a reference to the lines that form in handwoven throws and blankets. The small loop at the top of the tapered vessel is influenced by the single side-loop found on ancient ceramic flagons.
Material: Stoneware, semi-opaque glaze
Dimensions: Height: 28cm, Width: 20.5cm, Length: 20.5cm
Care Instructions: Dust gently or wipe with damp cloth, not suitable for dishwasher or microwave
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The vessel is handmade in stoneware using the coiling technique. Finished on the wheel, the piece is incised with small lines that allow the stoneware clay to show through the surface that is decorated with porcelain slip and semi-opaque glaze.
Weft Bottle
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.