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email: boltceramics@gmail.com

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ABOUT ME

I am a ceramic artist working with ceramics and mixed media, creating works and compositions guided by a sense of narrative and steeped in the context of the local surroundings. My work includes hand-built framed objects and thrown vessels in porcelain, terracotta, local clays and mixed-media.

I am an Associate member of the Craft Potters Association and am an alumni of the Crafts Council’s Hothouse scheme (2014). I recently worked on the Arts Council funded collaborative project Making Ground. I am currently Lecturer in Ceramics at the University of Brighton (maternity cover). My studio is based at Atelier 51 in Brighton.

ABOUT MY WORK

Objects can tell stories – My work plays with a sense of narrative through the ceramic and mixed media objects I make and arrange. My framed ‘curious utensils’ and grouped objects aim to blur the boundaries between the made and the found. These works are complemented with a range of vessels, thrown on the wheel, in porcelain and terracotta in a muted colour palette informed by colours and tones found in the landscape of the South Downs. My latest ranges focus on the use of a restricted palette of deep flint blacks, through soft grey stony glazes to creamy white chalk tones.

Every piece I make is different and my ideas are constantly evolving. I value individuality and integrity in my work, putting care and a sense of personality into each one.

 


 

WHERE TO FIND AND BUY MY WORK

Direct from me at:
Atelier 51, Studio Elaine Bolt, Brighton
Come to an open studio event or email me directly to make an appointment

My online shop is currently closed
My online shop

From galleries that currently show my work, including:

Atelier 51 Brighton
Bils and Rye, Yorkshire
Bircham Gallery, Norfolk
GalleryTop, Matlock, Derbyshire
Junction Gallery, Oxfordshire
Snug Gallery, Yorkshire

Flow Gallery

Gallery 57

Lingwood Samuel

West Dean Foyer exhibition August – October 2017

A portfolio of my work can also be found in the Crafts Council online Directory


EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS

 

Coming soon:

Moore Gallery – Nov 2017

Past:

25 March – 21 June 2017 – Making Ground Exhibition at Studio Fusion Gallery, London

06 Feb – 10 Feb 2017 – Making Ground Residency at Fabrica Gallery, Brighton
21 Jan – 5 March 2017 – ‘Black and White’ – at Gallery 57 Arundel
12th Nov 2016 – Jan 2017 – Christmas Show – GalleryTop, Matlock, Derbyshire
29th Sept 2016- 17th Dec 2016 – ‘Spoon’ – Unit Twelve Gallery, Stafford
Aug-Sept 2016 – ‘Dissolution & Revolution’ at Romsey Abbey/Rum’s Eg Gallery
Aug-Sept 2016 – Artwave – open house art trail – 12 St Johns Terrace, Lewes
Sept-Oct 2016 – Make Lewes festival, Lewes
29th June 2016 – Contemporary Craft Festival, Bovey Tracey, Devon – Attended as a Demonstrator
May 2016 – Atelier 51 – open studio, Brighton
April-June 2016 – ‘Marshes’ – Artichoke Gallery, Ticehurst, East Sussex
April-May 2016 – ‘Dungeness’ – Rye Art Gallery, East Sussex
Jan/Feb 2016 –  ‘Still Life’ – Snug Gallery, Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire

November 20th – December 13th 2015 – Atelier 51 Open Studio, 51 Providence Place, Brighton
November 14th – January 2016 – ‘Box of Delights’, Lingwood Samuel Art, Godalming, Surrey
October 1st – December 19th 2015 – ‘The Language of Objects‘, Unit Twelve, Stafford
October 22nd – 25th 2015 – Made London, One Marylebone, London
Sept 2015 – Brighton Art Fair – Awarded ‘Best in Show’ for my work by sponsors Oh Comely Magazine
May 2015 – ‘It’s a Spring Thing’, Artists Open Houses, 3A Hove Place, Hove
April 2015 – ‘A Little Madness’ spring exhibition, Lingwood Samuel, Godalming
Dec 2014 – ‘One Room‘, Artists Open Houses, 3A Hove Place, Hove
Nov 2014 – MADE Brighton, The Design and Craft Fair, The Dome, Brighton
Oct 2014 – MADE London, The Design and Craft Fair, One Marylebone, London
Oct 2014 – Teabowls: Form Fuction Expression, Oxford Ceramics Gallery
Jun 2014 – Hothouse 4: New Ashgate Selects, New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham
Jun 2014 – Contemporary Craft Festival, Bovey Tracey
Apr 2014 – Newcomers Exhibition, Bircham Gallery, Norfolk
Feb 2014 – Contemporary Makers, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth
Jan 2014 – Designer Crafts 2014, Society of Designer Craftsmen, Mall Gallery
Nov 2013 – Handmade in Britain – New Graduate Showcase, Chelsea Town Hall, London
Nov 2013 – Art in Clay, Farnham Maltings, Hampshire
Jun 2013 – Earth and Fire International Ceramic Festival, Rufford Abbey
Jan 2013 – The Graduate Show, Bevere Gallery, Worcestershire
Dec 2012 – Jan 2013 – New Directions in Contemporary Crafts – Mottisfont, Hampshire
Nov 2012 – Jan 2013 – Objects of Desire, Degree Art, London
Nov 2012 – New Contemporaries 2012 – Fairfields Arts Centre, Basingstoke
Aug 2012 – MAde, MA Show, James Hockey Gallery, UCA Farnham, Surrey
Jun 2012 – New Designers 2012 Exhibition – Business Design Centre, London
Apr 2012 – Rising Stars of 2012 Exhibition – New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, Surrey
Nov 2011 – Mar 2012 – From This Earth Exhibition – Guildford House Gallery, Guildford, Surrey
Sep 2011 – International Ceramic Art Symposium, ISCAEE, Tokyo University of the Arts – Tokyo, Japan
Apr – May 2011 – Rising Stars of 2011 Exhibition – New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, Surrey
Nov 2010 – London Potters Members Exhibition – Awarded Judges Commendation by Wendy Hoare


COURSES

I offer one-to-one day sessions at my studio. See the Courses page for info or please email me if you would like to find out more.

email: boltceramics@gmail.com


Connections

For great pottery supplies and support – visit Hesketh Pottery Supplies and Potclays


All images © Copyright Elaine Bolt 2016

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