Fenella Elms

I am drawn to align small pieces, strips, and edges of porcelain clay into intricate structures and textures. The work builds with the connection of similar but separate parts and the interaction that comes about through placing in formation: shifting components form a co-operative body. In both sculptures and wall work, the parts are placed together onto a base-holding sheet of clay. All joined with slip, the work becomes one piece of clay, fired once in a bespoke electric kiln to 1260°+C, sometimes using a fine coat of translucent glaze for additional fixing

Born  1964

Awards
2011
 Winner of Ceramic Review Award for “The Exceptional, Innovative and Challenging” at Ceramic Art London.
2010  Art in Architecture grant to work with pupils on a school installation in Wiltshire.
Membership Crafts Potters Association
2009  Short-listed for Crafts Council Development Award.
Short-listed for the Zelli porcelain prize
Plain Action Grant to work with military families to build a public sculpture.
2008  Winner of the DecOriginal Ceramics Design Prize

Exhibitions
2011
  Clay 18, Woodbury Studio Gallery, Exeter
Beaux Arts Gallery, Bath
Sarah Wiseman Gallery, Oxford
View Art Gallery, Bristol
Ceramic Art London, Royal College of Art
2010  Wiltshire Art Fair, Marlborough
Affordable Art Fair, with Byard Art, in London
Origin, The London Craft Fair, Spitalfields Market, London
London 20/21 Art Fair, Royal College with Park Walk Gallery
New School House Gallery, York
Galanthus Gallery, Wormbridge, Hereford
Byard Art, Cambridge
2009  Origin, The London Craft Fair, Somerset House, London
Art London, with Park Walk Gallery
Urchfont Sculpture Show, Devizes
Leadenhall Art Show, Salisbury Cathedral Close.
Morgan Boyce Fine Art, Marlborough.
2008  London Affordable Art Fair with Morgan Boyce Fine Art Gallery.

Publications
2011
 Ceramic Review Magazine, feature article “Swirling Movements and Illusions of Growth” by Amanda Fielding, 250th edition.
2010  (March) Homes and Gardens “One to Watch” feature
2008  Ceramic Review Magazine, edition 234 “Cream of the Crop”.

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