Subtle Changes

Subtle Changes

My firings use a gas kiln, in reduction, and such firings can always be a little unpredictable. I've become used to the subtle changes that occur from firing to firing and from shelf to shelf depending on the glaze mix, the temperature differences, the amount of reduction, the weather and even the whims of the kiln [...]

Space and Place

Space and Place

New landscapes I'm currently working towards two spring shows that will focus on place and the local landscape. Some of my work draws heavily on the Sussex countryside and the coastline for reference. For a couple of years I've been making some pieces that have elements influenced by buoys or ship's floats that I often find on the beach at Newhaven and [...]

On the move

On the move

These last couple of months have been hectic to say the least. I can't quite believe how busy its been. So here's a bit of an update - A lightning speed run around what I've been making, seeing, winning, writing... plus a picture of a strange creature from York. I made a lot of new [...]

Objects Can Tell Stories

Objects Can Tell Stories

Objects, stories and lost spoons 'Objects can tell stories' is a tag line that I use for my work and its an idea I find I keep coming back to. Objects both found and made can speak to us in so many ways, evoking a real memory or suggesting something completely imaginary. It's a thread running through my work, [...]

Elaine Bolt Ceramics at the Contemporary Craft Festival

I'm currently working away in my studio getting ready to being part of The Contemporary Craft Festival at Bovey Tracey from 6 June to 8 June 2014. The festival is the largest craft fair in the South West and one of the finest in the UK. The show features over 190 selected makers selling directly to the public. I'm [...]