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Elizabeth BondImage Gallery

Contact Details

Studio: Manor Cottage, Pilton, Oundle, Nr.Peterborough, Northamptonshire, England, PE8 5SN. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 (0)1832 720500
Email:
Availability: Phone to make an appointment before visiting. N
Joined on: 2009-12-05
Last Updated: 2012-04-25

Artist's Statement

Artist's Statement

Current work explores tactile qualities of surface decoration.

Pieces are built with slabs of a heavily grogged, manganese loaded, crank clay. Dark and gritty, it is difficult to work with, but gives the rough, cracked, stony surfaces I seek.

A porcelain slip is added to the leather hard pot, then glaze containing wood ash, china clay, yellow iron oxide and silicon carbide. A new addition to surface decoration is the restrained use of a red glaze. All pots are once fired to 1260 deg.

Trained as a thrower, in the traditional school of ceramics, I now experiment with more sculptural forms, using a painterly approach to decoration. The tempered use of colour, with the dry volcanic glazes and rough clay, gives work the depth of visual and tactile quality which I strive to achieve.

Current Work and Availability

Current Work and Availability

Work can be found at:
Oakwood Ceramics 
Regular exhibitor at Art in Clay at Hatfield 

Tuition: One to one throwing tuition, day session, or weekend courses. Please e mail for details.

Background History

Background History

I have lived and worked in Northamptonshire for the past 25 years, running classes from my small workshop for small groups and individuals.

Also I teach with Northamptonshire 'Lifetime Learning'. 

Memberships:
NDD Fine Art, Farnham
BTEC Design Craft Ceramics, Norfolk
Associate Member, Craft potters Association

Exhibitions

Exhibitions

I have exhibited at various galleries and Shows throughout Britain:
Royal Birmingham Society of Artists
The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle
Bishop's Gallery, Bishop's Castle
Crawford Arts Centre, St. Andrews, Fife
C21 Gallery, Norfolk
Oakwood Ceramics 
Art in Clay, Hatfield House, (15 years)

Work Styles

Work Styles

Stoneware
Handbuilt
Ash
Vases & Bowls
Sculptural