Lisa EllulImage Gallery

Contact Details

Studio: Peak District, Derbyshire, England, S33.
Email:
Web-site: www.ellulceramics.com
Joined on: 2008-01-20
Last Updated: 2015-05-09

Artists Statement

Artists Statement

I studied Three Dimensional Design at the Manchester Metropolitan University specializing in ceramics. It was during my second year of study that I was selected to take part in an exchange program to study ceramics at Blaker College in Norway. It was here in the isolation of rural Norway in the depths of winter that my true love of ceramics blossomed. I love the versatility and endless possibilities of clay.

I create my hand built ceramic vessel and forms from my studio in the beautiful Peak District. I’ve always had a love of nature and been fascinated by the beautiful natural structures and textures found in plants, bark and seed pods. It is this natural theme that inspires my ceramics.

My vessels are constructed from layers of finely rolled tubes or cones of paper-thin clay - delicate and fragile. These are organised in a structured formation building the thickness of the vessel wall. Some vessels are multi-layered and hold a solid, weighted volume. Others are simple one-layer vessels resembling seed pods and cones. This method of construction creates an intricate texture and articulation of surface. Surfaces are almost bone like with fossilised leaf patterns or inlayed textures. Simple washes of oxides highlight texture and the occasional use of gold leaf adds a sense of luminosity and luxury.

I aim for my pieces to intrigue and fascinate the viewer.

Since setting up in 1997 I have exhibited throughout the United Kingdom as well as America and Europe. My work is in the collection of The City Gallery, Manchester and William Ismay's private collection since donated to The Yorkshire Museum.

Current / Future Events

Current / Future Events

Current Work

Current Work

Work Generally Available from:
The Gallery, Ruthin Craft Centre
The Craft and Design Gallery , Leeds
Brewery Arts, Cirencester

Technical Information

Technical Information

Electric kiln. Maximum temperature 1120. Mostly oxides but occasionally barium glazes.

Selected Exhibitions

Selected Exhibitions

Nov-Feb 2014 The Craft and Design Gallery Leeds, Centre Stage
21-23 June 2013 Earth and Fire, Rufford Abbey
7-9 June 2013 The Contemporary Craft Fair

3-5 Dec 2010 Made by Hand
Nov-Jan 2011 Leeds Craft and Design Centre, Christmas Exhibition
Nov-Jan 2011 The Biscuit Factory, Winter Exhibition
21-24 October 2010 Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair
May-Jun 2010 The Gallery Upstairs, Summer Exhibition
Feb-Mar 2009 Roger Billcliffe Gallery, March Madness
Oct-Jan 2009 Ferrers Gallery

Oct-Nov 2008 The Gallery At Bevere
2-3-5 August 2007 Art In Clay. Hatfield House, Hertfordshire
27-29 July 2007 Potfest In The Park, Penrith
19-22 July 2007 Art In Action, Demonstrator, Waterperry 19/20 May 2007 Clayart, Rufford

Nov-Jan 2006 Rufford Craft Centre, Allure
3-8 Oct 2006 Origin, Somerset House, London, week One
4-6 August 2006 Art in Clay, Hatfield House, Hertfordshire
3/4/5 June 2006 The Contemporary Craft Fair, Bovey Tracey
Nov-Jan 2005 Bluecoat Design Centre, Liverpool, Christmas show
Oct-Nov 2004 The Gallery, Ruthin Craft Centre
Jun-Aug 2004 Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow, Design 2004
Apr 2004 Godfrey and Watt, Harrogate

Jul-Aug 2003 The Bessemer Gallery, Sheffield, Blue
Nov-Jan 2002 Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead, Christmas Present
Oct 2001 Chelsea Crafts Fair, Week one
Jul-Sept 2001 Godfrey and Watt. Harrogate, Drawn to the Sea
Mar-Apr 2001 Grace Barrand Design Centre, Surrey, Too Hot To Handle
Aug-Oct 2000 Beatrice Royal Contemporary Art, Eastleigh, Wind and Wave
May-Jun 2000 Ferrers Gallery, Staunton Harold, Interiors
Jan-Feb 2000 Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow, solo show
Jun-Jul 2000 Brewery Arts, Cirencester
May-Jul 1999 The Craft and Design Centre, Leeds, solo show

Education and Employment

Education and Employment

2009-2015 Joint founder and Creative Director of www.lovedazzle.com
2001-2010 Manager of the Manchester Dazzle exhibition of contemporary jewellery held annually at Manchester Town Hall during November and December

1996 - Present day Ellul Ceramics

Oct 1995 Part-time lecturing on “Life after College” at Manchester Metropolitan University
Sept 1995 Guest lecturer in ceramics for HND Three Dimensional Design St Helen’s 1992 - 1995 Manchester Metropolitan University Bachelor of Arts with second Class Honours (1st Division) in Three Dimensional Design (Wood, Metal, Ceramics and Glass)

Press

Press

May 2015 Ideal Home
May 2014 The English Home
Autumn 2013 UK Handmade

Mar 2007 BBC Homes and Antiques
Nov 2006 The Sunday Times, Malta
Nov 2003 The Mail On Sunday, You Magazine
Oct 2001 The Sunday Times, Style Magazine
Jul 2000 Livingetc, Bright New things
May 2000 Ceramic Review, Exhibition review
Apr 1999 Hanatsubaki, Japan
Nov/Dec 1998 Illustrated Gardens
Aug 1998 The Herald
Aug 1997 The Scotsman

Collections

Collections

Purchased 2001 City Art Gallery, Manchester 
Purchased 1997 William Ismay’s private collection since donated to The Yorkshire museum

Work Styles

Work Styles

Handbuilt
Vessel
Vases & Bowls
Sculptural