Author: Elaine Bolt Ceramics

Over the last few months, along with other things, I've been working on developing a new range of teabowls which will feature various complementary glazes.There's something very special about the teabowl, with...

Some test pieces from my latest firing My latest firing included a mix of pieces heading for galleries and forthcoming shows. It also included some tests to try out different clay...

I've been experimenting again. In fact I think I'm always experimenting a bit. I always want to try out things and ideas that are new to me, so I rarely...

Last week I visited Kim Bagley's solo show 'Africa and the West' at the James Hockey gallery in Farnham. Kim has been working towards a PhD in Ceramics at the...

[caption id="attachment_1700" align="alignleft" width="225"] Thames River Bank[/caption] Last week I went on a very exciting trip to London to go 'Mudlarking' on the banks of the River Thames. Beach combing, to...

My adventure on the Crafts Council's Hothouse 2014 programme has almost finished. Thirty-eight emerging makers, including myself, were selected to take part in an intensive programme of business and craft development. We've...

Hothouse 4: New Ashgate Selects 21 June to 2 August 2014 [caption id="attachment_1607" align="alignleft" width="289"] Elaine Bolt mixed media object[/caption] The New Ashgate Gallery in Farnham, Surrey, has invited 12 makers from this year's...

Right now I'm in the process of selecting work to show at the Contemporary Crafts Festival at Bovey Tracey in Devon which takes place next weekend. Some new pieces that are heading for the festival are...

I've just unpacked my kiln after a reduction firing. The firing contained some pieces intended for the Contemporary Craft Fair at Bovey Tracey in June; some are for a couple of...