Having worked a 9-5 job as a letting agent, Eleanor decided to hand in her notice and pursue her true passion of creating ceramic arts and wares from her home studio in Cornwall. Formerly achieving a BA in design as a student of Plymouth University, Eleanor now puts her skills to use to create coastal inspired contemporary ceramics.
Eleanor Crane focuses her ceramics from inspirations of the coastline of her home county of Cornwall. From childhood Eleanor has been surrounded by inspiring coastal art, observing her father as he painted the local Cornish coastlines and headlands on family walks; much to the dismay of the then impatient eight year old!
The deep blue of the Atlantic Ocean and the theatrical display of white foam topped waves play a starring role in the works. The contemporary creations often make use of the contrast of a glassy translucent glaze against a smooth porcelain finish, mimicking the lapping shoreline smoothing off pebbles, creating truly one-off and special forms from a once raw and untamed material.
There is a design for everyone within Eleanor’s range. The coastal inspired blue colour palette combined with the pure white of the fine porcelain is truly timeless.
As a designer maker of hand made pottery, Eleanor feels the uniqueness of design is important and as such her wares are only available in a select few galleries.
**Eleanor is now on maternity leave. Her work will be available online with us again later in the year.
Commissioning a piece of work is really exciting – it is a chance to have something made especially for you and an opportunity to really engage in the creative process.
Perhaps you need accessories to go with a particular outfit or a piece of furniture to fit a specific space in your home. We can work with you to design something truly unique. You’ll be able to discuss your ideas, likes and dislikes with the Maker and together create a piece of craft, handmade for you.
This is just a first step, so don't worry, there’ll be plenty of chances to discuss details before finalising a commission.