By Elizabeth Renton
Black stoneware cup decorated with cream glaze and vertical grooves. A generous sized cup to fit perfectly in both hands. A perfectly warming cup of tea.
Elizabeth Renton is a ceramicist based in London.
She throws simple forms on the wheel merging traditional and modern techniques each piece is hand formed, decorated using a range of Sgraffito , incised lines and grooves then glazed and fired in an electric kiln.This is a labour intensive process which concentrates awareness on the fine details hence every piece is unique.
Her work draws inspiration from a diverse range of sources these include industrial and farming architecture and heritage crafts. Yet with the common thread being both minimalist and restrained.
Processes and craftsmanship are important elements these run alongside her work.