Eleanor Newell is a highly acclaimed maker of elegant and refined Raku ceramics. Her range includes both decorative and functional items, designed as interior design objects.
“I love working with clay and raw materials, to create stylish ceramics that brings joy to people. From the preparation of materials through to scrubbing clean the final pieces, all my senses are fully engaged. I am constantly in awe of the limitless possibilities of clay available to me as an artist, and connect with my customers through shared appreciation of natural beauty.” -Eleanor Newell
Eleanor’s ceramics are classical in style, whilst distinctively recognisable and unique. She has gained a reputation for developing a wide palette of subtle hues and tones gently interplaying with the crackle effects of Raku, as well as vibrant lustres and matt glazes, all achieved through blending naturally occurring minerals.
Her work is inspired by classical greek pottery as well as Art Nouveau and Islamic styles.
Eleanor also teaches extensively both to adults and school age children.
A selection of her work combining classical elegant shapes with her innovative coloured raku-fired glazes will be exhibited at 45 Southside in Plymouth’s Historic Barbican. The exhibition will run from 13th of February to 13th of March 2011. Eleanor Newell will be at 45 Southside on the afternoon of the 13th of February from 3pm for the opening view. All are welcome to come along and meet the artist.