New Ashgate Selects

Hothouse 4: New Ashgate Selects 21 June to 2 August 2014 The New Ashgate Gallery in Farnham, Surrey, has invited 12 makers from this year's Crafts Council Hothouse programme to exhibit in this year's summer show. The makers selected for the exhibition are: Jenny Ayrton, myself (Elaine Bolt !), Sarah Brown, Sue Brown, Marie Canning, Adam Collins, Katharina [...]

Migrating Spoons

My spoons have been travelling. The surprising adventures of the 'curious utensils' has taken my spoons all the way to the USA. One of my spoons has been selected to be part of an exhibition entitled OBJECT:SPOON 2014 organised by  Vipoo Srivilasa at Harvard University. The exhibition will feature 25 ceramic spoons of all different shapes and [...]

Ioneta

I am delighted to say that my work is now available at the very lovely Ioneta gallery in Maine USA. Sourcing items from Maine, Japan and the UK, Ioneta brings together a select range of beautiful objects in a variety of media, featuring 'a blend of found objects, works on paper, vintage and new textiles, [...]

Setting out

I've been focusing on compositions recently, bringing together individual elements that together form a single piece or create a 'set' There's something about composing these elements that fascinates me. It also seems to satisfy my ideas about how my work can be displayed: contrasting porcelain with the dark terracotta. The idea for the 'grounds' (the [...]

Bircham Gallery

A selection of my work will shortly be available at the Bircham Gallery in Holt in Norfolk. The gallery has a fantastic selection of contemporary studio ceramics along with a wide range of  crafts and artwork. The pieces I'm sending include some of my celadon vessels, my grouped compositions and the reduction fired terracotta vessels [...]

Bevere Gallery Graduate Show

A selection of my pieces are now on show in the Bevere Gallery Graduate Show. The Bevere Gallery is a major centre for modern and contemporary studio ceramics and pottery, so I'm thrilled to have been selected to be part of their annual Graduate Show. My pieces are also available to buy through their online shop. The show [...]

New Directions in Contemporary Crafts, Mottisfont Abbey

I've just been to the beautiful Mottisfont Abbey to deliver some of my vessels for the upcoming show New Directions in Contemporary Crafts. The exhbition is being held at, Mottisfont Abbey - a lovely National Trust property in Hampshire. The show will feature work by new applied arts graduates like myself, alongside some amazing established makers. [...]

Objects of Desire

I dropped off some of my pieces at Degree Art's gallery in Bethnal Green yesterday, ready for their Christmas exhibition. Find out more about it here: ‘Objects of Desire’. Private View: 22nd Nov. 6-9pm. Exhibition Runs: 23rd Nov 2012 – 20th Jan 2013. 12-6pm, 12a Vyner Street, London, E2 9DG

Box of Delights

Yesterday was an exciting day. The opening of the kiln to find wonderful delights inside. The kiln had fired beautifully with a good reduction. All the glazes I used came out well. It's a rare moment in ceramics and must be relished. I need to sort through my new selection of vessels and start to take [...]