Path and Inspiration Hannah Elliott has a degree in Fine Art and English and is immersed in ceramics as a maker and writer. She’s inspired by the vernacular country pots made in Fremington, North Devon, with names like pipkins and porringers. To this she brings a contemporary colour palette of cream and dark-blue slips, loosely applied. Hannah Elliott (née Wingrave) was editor of Ceramics in Society magazine in the 2000s.
Process and Practice Hannah makes tactile pots for everyday use, thrown on the wheel in smooth red earthenware clay. Through a careful attention to form, she aims to make softly-thrown ceramics - cups, jugs and bowls - that invite you to hold them. The pots are dipped in thick white slip, dashed with blue lines - and finished with a wash of super-gloss glaze. The footrings are burnished and left bare, for a connection with the clay every time you pick them up.