Lisa Ellul

Lisa studied Three Dimensional Design at the Manchester Metropolitan University specialising in ceramics. 

She has always had a love of nature and her ceramics are inspired by the beautiful natural forms found in plants, bark and seed pods. Her vessels are constructed from layers of finely rolled tubes or cones of clay. These are organised in a structured formation building the thickness of the vessel wall. Some vessels are multi-layered and hold a solid, weighted volume. Others are simple one-layer vessels resembling seed pods. This method of construction creates an intricate texture and articulation of surface.

Surfaces are almost bone like with fossilised leaf patterns or inlayed textures. Simple washes of oxides highlight texture and the occasional use of gold leaf adds a sense of luminosity and luxury. She has been exhibited throughout the UK as well as in America and Europe. Her ceramics are in the collection of the City Gallery, Manchester and William Ismay's private collection since donated to the Yorkshire Museum.