Eleanor feels passionately about her work and will always help and advise people who want to know more about any aspect of Eleanor's ceramic-art and pottery in general. Feel free to contact her for help and advice or perhaps book on to one of her workshops to to learn more...Hands on!
Born in 1971, I grew up in Faversham, Kent. After successfully completing an O.N.D and H.N.D. in Ceramics at the Kent Institute of Art & Design, I joined the second year of a Degree course in Ceramics at Cardiff. While on this course, I gained valuable work experience with a potter in mid-Wales. I moved to Cornwall in 1993 with my partner, having been awarded an Upper Second Degree B.A. (Hons.), and after the birth of our daughter I established my business in 1995. In 1998 we moved from St. Ives to Lamorna.
My interest in low fired Raku glazes has led me to exploit very simple classical vessel forms. These are wheel thrown and I am able to influence and experiment with them during post-firing reduction, achieving exciting mixed colour lustres and also beautifully subtle effects. Particular emphasis on the vibrant spectrum of colours produced by copper oxide, and achieving unusual ‘crazing’ effects, has been a main aim of my work. I have spent the past eleven years developing my palette of glazes for this purpose.
My design range includes bowls and dishes, Jewellery and trinket boxes, candleholders and a variety of classical vase forms. I also enjoy creating more complex forms with decorative hand-built handles, lids and feet - inspired by Art Nouveau, Ironwork, nature and shadows. Although my work is primarily decorative, each object has been designed with a specific use in mind, which bears an important relation to the overall appearance and form.
I also work on large individual commissions and have customers worldwide, including Iran and the West Indies. I teach ceramics on a freelance basis - running workshops, short courses and private tuition.