Elaine Bolt is a ceramic artist working with clay and mixed media, creating vessels and compositions guided by a sense of narrative and steeped in the context of her local surroundings. Her work includes sculptural work, hand-built wall pieces and thrown vessels, made in porcelain, stoneware and mixed-media.
Elaine’s wall pieces combine found materials along with hand-built ceramic objects which aim to blur the boundaries between the made and the found. These works are complemented by a range of vessels, thrown on the wheel, in porcelain and stoneware with mixed media additions. Finished in a muted colour palette, many of these works feature deep flint blacks, through soft grey stony glazes to ghostly chalk tones.
Elaine has an MA in Ceramics from UCA Farnham and is an alumni of the Crafts Council’s Hothousetalent development programme. She has worked as a Lecturer on the BA Ceramics course at the University of Brighton as a tutor at West Dean College and Forest Row School of Ceramics.