terracotta Tag

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...

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...

Warm Chocolate I've been working on some new clay and glaze combinations lately, inspired by woodland walks (my previous post has more on this). My latest firing included pieces using these tones,...

The muted colours of Sussex in Winter and Spring must have been seeping into my thoughts and into my work over the past few months. Some new ideas and pieces...

'Pursuit of Intrigue' is the title of a new short film made about my work. The film offers a sensitive portrait of my current work; focusing in on my ceramic and mixed...

I've been developing an idea based on buoys (the kind that are often used by boats, or on fishing nets) and particularly the broken and tangled versions I sometimes found washed up...

[caption id="attachment_1868" align="alignleft" width="317"] Elaine Bolt, porcelain with green glaze[/caption] My latest firing included porcelain pieces glazed in the new green colours that I've been focusing on, along with the dark, almost...

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...