Lisa Ellul of Ellul Ceramics... I’ve been making sculptural ceramic vessels and handmade tiles for over fifteen years and work in my studio at home overlooking the garden in the beautiful Peak District National Park.
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! 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.
**We're looking forward to having more of Lisa's work again later in the year. In the meantime please do feel free to send a message if you'd like to make contact with her and we'll put you in touch.
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.