potTERY IMPRESSIONS


about elaine craddock

I am a self-taught clay artist who incorporates various textures and shapes into my hand made Pottery.  My specialty is organic hand-built pieces and leaf impressions that are artistic as well as functional. I am always looking at objects and wondering what kind of imprint the item will leave in clay. 

While creating interesting bowls on the wheel, I love to incorporate the latest colour trends when working with glazes.  Working out of a home studio, I create my pottery designs on a full-time basis.

 I love to transform a lump of clay into a bowl, a dish or a one of a kind sculpture. Glazed and fired in my kiln, the surfaces are as vastly different as the variety of glazes I work with. I strive to create aesthetically pleasing works in stoneware clay at a reasonable price for everyone to enjoy.  All of my functional pottery is lead free, microwave, and dishwasher safe.

Clay allows me the freedom to 'color outside of the lines' and express myself in a creative outlet. I also love to use organic objects such as leaves and doilies in the creation of my art.


One of my greatest appreciations is when someone looks at my work at a craft show and comments that they have not seen anything like it.