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Exhibitions and Events in 2024

  • PotFest in the Pens: Melton Mowbray: 1st-3rd November

  • Celebrating Ceramics  held at Waterperry Gardens from 19-21 July 2024.

  • Raveningham Sculpture trail 2024 - 17th July - 8th September

  • Potfest at Glynde Place: 10th-12th May

  • Ferini Gallery, Pakefield, Anglian Potters Spring Open Exhibition. 26th April to 27th May.

  • Anglian Potters Spring Selling Exhibition The Undercroft Gallery, Norwich - 5th -21st April

  • Norwich Art Mart: the Undercroft. 7th-10th March

  • QUEERFEST attend my Workshops: Sketchbooking technique - 22nd February 5-7.30 at John Lewis Norwich

  • QUEERFEST Art Exhibition ‘Interrupt’  8 – 24 February  Norwich Undercroft where you can see Reach and Confront

  • QUEERFEST attend my Clay Workshops: Underglaze a design onto a mug - 11-12pm 18th February Norwich Undercroft

  • QUEERFEST attend my Clay Workshops: Sgraffito Tiles - 17th 11-1pm February Norwich Undercroft

  • QUEERFEST Art Market 3 February. 10-5pm The Forum, Norwich

  • Meet the Art - a clay workshop for East Anglian Art teachers hosted by The Sainsbury Centre,  art gallery Norwich. January 13th - FULL

a current portrait of the artist
the artist at work creating 'Reach'

Elaine is a mixed media artist who creates work in response to the places and people she encounters. Her main body of work is Ceramics but she also practices as a traditional Printmaker, using copper plate etching and lino-print techniques, and a Photographer using alternative techniques such as Cyanotypes and Lumenography.  

Elaine is fascinated by texture, the tactile materiality of a place. Her ceramics integrate found and foraged materials with the clay combining natural materials within the clay body and as decoration to create unique Figurative Sculptures and Decorative vessels. Her pieces convey her own interaction with natural and constructed spaces, together with the narratives of the people she meets.   Elaine draws and records what she hears in a variety of sketchbooks, makes 3d sketches in clay on location and uses these as inspiration back in her studio. Her work develops from her fascination with people and our power to be Positive, to effect change.

" Art is a powerful tool for Activism. I feel at home with clay in my hands, using found materials as tools to shape the clay. I work in a variety of clays because there is something so exciting about discovering what each clay can do, although I start with an idea or vision once I start to construct it’s like the clay itself flows and just uses me to come to life. My work celebrates the Feminine Aspect, an acceptance of being an aging non-binary cis-woman and a fascination with the light and texture of a space. My ideas can lead me to a clay, print or photographic outcome but there is a story to each piece. Being an artist brings me total joy”.

Elaine graduated in 1985 from Farnham where she studied Ceramics and Photography. She has been exploring techniques and developing her visual narrative with Clay since then.  She is currently experimenting with creating experimental Glazes and clays to use on her Sculptural Figures. 

After a full career as an Art Teacher Elaine now works full time as an Artist. She is a Founder member of the Network of East Anglian Art Teachers, working closely with local Arts groups and institutions to provide support to the community of Art Educators in the region. Elaine  is a member of the Anglian Potters and the London Potters communities. She also runs community workshops. and undertakes commissions - please contact her to discuss your ideas for a bespoke Art piece

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ARCHIVE Exhibitions and Events in 2023

  • Queerfest[ive] a pop up shop selling in Norwich John Lewis’s fully accessible community space, next to Benugo cafe. Dec 17-19th A proportion of all sales income will be donated to @norfolklgbtproject.

  • Local Makers Market. Sunday 10th December 10-4am at St Mary's Shoe Factory, Norwich

  • Meet the Art - a clay workshop for East Anglian Art teachers hosted by The Sainsbury Centre,  art gallery Norwich. Dec 9th

  • Nightfair before Christmas Saturday 2nd December Blackfriars Hall, Norwich

  • Anglian Potters Christmas selling Exhibition. ​All Saints Church, Jesus Lane, Cambridge - November 18th to December 10th

  • NightfairEvents:  All Hallows event. Bedford Corn Exchange October 21st - two market sessions taking place: one in the afternoon and one in the evening. CANCELLED

  • Norwich Craft & Flea, Sunday October 1st , the Halls 10am-4pm

  • The Anglian Potter Autumn exhibition 'Celebrating Ceramics' at the Ferinin Gallery, Pakefield open from 29th September to 29th October, Fridays Saturdays and Sundays

  • Raveningham Sculpture trail 2023  - space #26  19th July – 3rd Sept 2023, open Wed to Sun 10-5pm

  •  Local Makers Market. Saturday July 8th St. Mary's Shoe Factory, Norwich 

  • Anglian Potters Selling Exhibition  RHS Hyde Hall, Rettendon, Essex - April 28th to May 1st

  • Anglian Potters Spring Selling Exhibition The Undercroft Gallery, Norwich - 8th to 23rd April

  • NightFair in Bloom. Saturday 15th April. Blackfriars Hall, Norwich

  • Come along to a Creativity & Diversity Manifesto workshop I am running at the Queer Fest Community Winter Pride 25th February St Mary's Shoe Factory, Norwich

  • Norwich Craft & Flea market Sunday 12th February at St Andrews Hall, Norwich

  • QUEERFEST Art Fair. February 4th &5th. St Mary's Shoe Factory, Norwich

ARCHIVE 2022/21

  • Anglian Potters  Christmas Selling exhibition at All Saints church Cambridge. 20th Nov-11th December 2022

  • Nightfair before Christmas Saturday 4th December 2022 Blackfriars Hall, Norwich

  • Norwich Craft & Flea market Sunday 20th November 2022 at St Andrews Hall, Norwich

  • NightFair in Bloom.  30th April 2022. Blackfriars Hall, Norwich

  • Presenter at Teaching in the now online art workshops and presentations for Art educators #1, #2. #3. #4. #5 (2020-2022)

  • Workshops provided with NEAAT (the Network of East Anglian Art Teachers) Gelli Plate Printing, Mixed media portraits, Practical Art research, Curating a show and sketchbook activities

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