View Image Gallery Lisa Ellul(Full member)Tel: +44(0)1457 865286 Email: Web: www.ellulceramics.com
I have been making sculptural ceramic vessels and forms for over ten years and currently have my studio in a converted Victorian Cotton Mill in Lancashire. With huge windows overlooking distant hills it has become a perfect, though chilly, place to work!
I have a love of nature and I am heavily inspired by the beautiful natural structures and textures found in plants, bark and corals, and it is this natural theme that forms the backbone of my work.
When making I design with clay allowing the material to partly dictate the direction the piece takes rather than staring blankly at an empty page in a sketch book! The outcome may not always be successful but invariably it leads to something more. I aim for the pieces to have a dialogue between delicacy and solidity and texture and form. The pieces are constructed from tubes or cones of clay and organized in a structured formation. The piece may be multi- layered or a simple one-layer vessel. This method of construction creates an intricate texture and articulation of surface. Texture rather than colour has always been a key motif in my work and I utilize colour very occasionally preferring a soft wash of oxides.
The majority of my year is spent in my studio designing and making. Though I love the quiet atmosphere, which allows me to work uninterrupted for hours at a time, it can sometimes be a lonely experience. To counter balance this solitary existence I spend a few weeks a year participating in art and specialist ceramic events around the country. Art In Action, Potfest,Art in Clay are among my favourites. Itís an opportunity to meet and socialise with my contemporaries and talk about my work with the public.
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.
Work Generally Available from:
Electric kiln. Maximum temperature 1120. Mostly oxides but occasionally barium glazes.
2-7 October 2007 Origin. Somerset House,London.Week One
Purchased 2001 City Art Gallery, Manchester
Mar 2007 BBC Homes and Antiques
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Contact DetailsStudio Address: Po Box 120, Glossop, Derbyshire, UK, SK13 8NE.
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Telephone: +44(0)1457 865286
Availability: Very much a working studio. Not open to public.
Location: Woodend Mill Studios 4th Floor Manchester Road Mossley OL5 9AY
Joined on: 2008-01-20
Last Updated: 2011-06-27
Events featuring this potter
Mill Marsh Park : Contemporary Craft Festival
Rufford Craft Centre : Earth and Fire 2013 at Rufford