Singing Soul Gallery featured Artists
About Elaine PetoElaine Peto graduated from Exeter College of Art & Design in 1985, where she studied animals via livestock markets and the abattoir, using the media of photography and drawing to record the structure of the carcass. In 1986, she set up a studio and continued the study of agricultural animals. Each animal is individually made by the process of slab building in clay, i.e. rolling out a sheet of clay and forming the body, then gradually adding slab by slab to form the whole animal. The details are then remodeled until the animal is complete. It is then biscuit fired, glazed and refired to stoneware. Elaine wishes to develop other animals such as African animals and to incorporate other materials such as metals with ceramics Please contact the gallery for available work by this artist
Website for Elaine Peto
Email for Elaine Peto
All my work draws inspiration from the sea, and each piece has its own story to tell. When I produce a piece it becomes a narrative, the tale of a journey. Objects discovered on the shoreline find themselves becoming part of the story...I use a variety of decoration techniques as my ideas continue to flow and move on to create different avenues and new approaches. Ships, boats, and wrecks are the main fabric of the work, made from clay that has the textures of metal and wood objects salvaged, press moulded, and patched together to produce a variety of forms that look as though they have sailed the Seven Seas. Please contact the gallery for available work by this artist
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As an artist and Tutor I have experimented with most forms of Printmaking and now find myself working mainly with the Mono printing technique. It is a painterly method whereby the image is made on acetate sheets and printed in layers onto dampened paper. This enables me to express myself by scraping, drawing and dropping solvents into the ink while it is wet on the slippery plastic, helping me to create images with light and atmosphere. Therefore each print is unique as once printed there is little or no ink left on the acetate sheet. As a keen photographer I often go out and 'look' for an image or pick a time when the light is inspiring at the seashore or in the countryside. Other times things just happen that make wonderful images and if I'm lucky enough to have my camera to hand then I click the shutter. The photograph is just the starting point though and I don't follow it literally, preferring to loosen things up with mark making and colour and always aiming to capture the 'light'. Please contact the gallery for available work by this artist
Art in Clay Hatfield House
Art in Clay Hatfield House
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