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by Elisabeth Edwards Ceramics

I throw sculptural domestic ware in porcelain, aimed at giving pleasure both in display and practical use. The multi functional vessels can be arranged in groups, stacked or placed singly; each a sculpture in its own right. 

Most of the intricate turned detail in this work is underneath, often deliberately hidden from view when upright; waiting to be discovered by the hands that hold them. The bare polished porcelain exteriors combine with subtle matt glazed interiors to provide functionality; contrasting the dark oxide rich glossy glazes in deepest blues and greens. The porcelain has a pleasing weight and tactile coolness that will absorb body heat when held and used. I intend that once a piece has been picked up, it’s hard to put down.

I love taking photographs and the pictures you see website are my own. My work is inspired by odd items, usually small and seemingly insignificant: a corner of a page, a bit of rusty metal, or a pattern on the pavement. 
Learning to throw pots was a long held ambition; I find the meditative action of throwing as enjoyable as the resulting piece of work. I delight in the feel of the clay between my hands, the very making, the refining, the smoothing... the details. 
All the work you see is for sale, please contact me via email for prices. I also welcome commissions. Thank you for reading and please do get in touch.

Read more about my work here:
and here: Verney Art Gallery, Warwickshire, 19th October- 12th December 2012
‘Gifted’ exhibition, Forge2, Culworth, Northamptonshire 6th October-24th December 2012
Leamington Contemporary Arts Fair, Royal Leamington Spa, 22nd September 2012 10am-5pm
The Royal Pump Rooms Art Gallery and Museum, Leamington Spa 31st July- 31st January 2013 
The Wooden House, Welford on Avon, Warwickshire
Warwickshire Open Studios: 30th June-15th July 2012 11am-5pm
Arts Preview Evening: The Cotswold Food Store. 2nd May 2012
Group exhibition: Gallery at Unit 13, Ditchford Farm. 6-9th April 2012
Graduation Show: City Lit, Covent Garden.  July 2011
New Designers: Business Design Centre, Islington.  July 20111- 16th December 2012, daily 10 - 4. Ditchford Farm, Nr Shipston on Stour, Gloucestershire, GL56 9RD.

FInd further details of my Christmas Open studios here: