Elaine Jones

As a coastal dweller, Jones’s work is inspired by the fragments of shell, fossil and bone, washed up onto the beach with each tide – vessels imprinted with traces of life and contents that have long gone.

Jones often uses the organic process of the wheel to make sculptural forms, as it captures the porcelain in its fluid, moving state. With its rhythms of cyclical growth it is very close to the way that Nature makes a form; in a semi-liquid state, exerting pressure from the inside and then solidifying with time.