“Contrasting tones and subtle forms…”
I create hand-thrown and hand-bult vessels in porcelain and stoneware. Using a pallet of chalk whites, stone browns and greys and dark flint blacks, some are combined with wire or hand-formed porcelain additions to create unique pieces in tones inspired by the Sussex landscape.

Weft Collection

Thrown and hand-built porcelain and stoneware vessels in a natural colour range, some with hand-carved markings. This collection features the muted tones of cream, beige and dark flecked brown found in undyed wool and yarn. The forms and textures of the vessels are inspired by shapes and textures found in weaving – the tapered forms of yarn cones and the repeated lines drawn in the warp and weft of woven fabric. My signature use of mixed media sees the use of carefully placed additions – in this case tendrils of wisteria draw meandering lines above some of the ceramic pieces.

Ceramics by Elaine Sheppard Bolt

Handles Collection

Thrown and hand-built porcelain vessels in a muted colour range with handles inspired by those found on everyday objects such as baskets and buckets.

Elaine Bolt - Copper Handle vessels

Porcelain Twig Vessels

Chalk White and Flint Black porcelain with porcelain twig additions – inspired by broken twigs and fallen tree branches found on woodland walks

Elaine Bolt - Porcelain Twig vessels

All my vessels are individual. These images show examples of work I’ve made.
These exact pieces may not be available but are indicative of the work I produce.

See the ‘About‘ page to find out where my pieces are currently available.


Credits: Photographs on this page are by Catherine Benson, Alun Callender, Yeshen Venema and Elaine Bolt