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Elaine Peto



LIVES:
Elaine Peto set up her studio in Hampshire in 1987 after graduating from Exeter College Of Art & Design.

EDUCATION:
Elaine graduated from Exeter College of Art & Design. She studied Livestock, Animals, Abattoir and Marketing.

MEDIUMS USED IN WORK:
Stoneware, Clay

SUBJECTS OF WORK:
She is renowned for her farm animal ceramic sculptures, but travels to South Africa has inspired her to create native and exotic wild animals, and mythological creatures. She says “My fascination for anatomy goes as far back as I can remember. My aim is to capture the piece from inside to out from stretching slabs of clay to form a rib cage, rump, neck etc, right down to the feet. The challenge is combining an anatomical approach with capturing the essence of the creature. Texture plays a large part in most pieces. I love to work with different pieces of fabric, shells, netting and brushes which are impressed into the clay, forming a reference to animal hide and brand marks, or sometimes just pure indulgence.” Most pieces are made from stoneware clay and decorated with slips, stains and glazes, and fired in an electric kiln at over 1200 degrees.

EXHIBITIONS:
Solo shows inc; Gomshall Gallery, Coach House Gallery, The Old Bakehouse, Wimpole Hall, Tring Museum, Quintessence, Chase Art Gallery Collection exhibitions inc; Hertford Arts Education, Arrucci Collection, Alton Museum Allen Gallery. Art in Clay, Art in Action, Potfest in the Park, Hatfield Art in Clay, Elaine has also done work for TV inc; Midsomers Murders, Country Ways, Collectors Lot.

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