Elaine PetoImage Gallery

Contact Details

Studio: Unit 9, Project Workshops, Lains Farm, Quarley, Andover, Hampshire, UK, SP11 8PX. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 (0)1264 889880
Email:
Availability: Visitors are welcome by appointment.

Directions From the A303 take the slip road signed Quarley, Grately and Malborough. Take sign to Quarley and couple of hundred yards down on the right hand side before the village project workshops can be found.
Joined on: 2007-07-06
Last Updated: 2014-11-16

Artists Introduction

Artists Introduction

Elaine Peto graduated from Exeter College of Art & Design in 1985, where she studied animals via livestock markets and the abattoir, using the media of photography and drawing to record the structure of the carcass.

In 1986, she set up a studio and continued the study of agricultural animals. Each animal is individually made by the process of slab building in clay, i.e. rolling out a sheet of clay and forming the body, then gradually adding slab by slab to form the whole animal. The details are then remodeled until the animal is complete. It is then biscuit fired, glazed and refired to stoneware.

Elaine wishes to develop other animals such as African animals and to incorporate other materials such as metals with ceramics.

Current / Future Events

Current / Future Events

Project Workshops : Elaine Peto - Christmas sale
December 13, 2014 to December 14, 2014

Current Work and availability

Current Work and availability

My current work is stoneware.

Current Work Available from:
Fenwick Gallery - Warkworth, Northumberland
Montpellier Gallery - Stratford upon Avon
The Biscuit Factory - Newcastle Upon Tyne
wow Gallery - Dorking, Surrey
Gallery SCA - Shropshire

The Old Chapel Gallery - Pembridge, Herefordshire, 
Gallery Du Don - Montsalvy, France

Technical Information

Technical Information

All fired in an electric kiln to between 1260c – 1280c. The pieces are decorated with glazes and oxides. Some pieces are decorated with glazes and stains.

Background History

Background History

I studied sculpture at ‘Exeter college of Art and Design’ 1982-1985.
Set up my workshop in 1986.

Solo shows:
Gomshall Gallery
Coach House Gallery
The Old Bakehouse
Tring Museum
Quintessence
Chase Art Gallery
Wimpole Hall

Work in collections:
Alton Museum(Allen Gallery)
Arrucci Collection
Hertford Arts Education

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Collectors Lot (Channel 4)
Country Ways (ITV)
Midsomer Murders (ITV)

Exhibitions and Events

Exhibitions and Events

15-16 November 2014 - Art in Clay, Farnham
19-22 July 07 - Art in Action 
27-29 July 07 - Potfest in the Park 
3-5 August 07 - Hatfield Art In Clay 
26-28 October 07 - Newmarket Art Craft And Design Show 
24-25 November 07 - Farnham Maltings Art In Clay

Work Styles

Work Styles

Stoneware
Sculptural
Animals and Birds