Crafts Council Hothouse programme 2014

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 participated in a series of workshops and events designed to bring on our craft businesses and help us formulate the beginnings of a career in [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Hothouse 2014

I am delighted to have been selected for the UK Crafts Council's Hothouse 2014 scheme. The Crafts Council have selected thirty-eight makers from across the UK to take part in this prestigious scheme. The makers are from a range of craft disciplines, all within the first two years of setting up their business. The programme, which will [...]