Elaine Hind (RBSA)
Elaine studied ceramics at Birmingham College of Art gaining an N.D.D. and A.T.D. She was in charge of the 3D Design Department at the Bournville Centre, part of the University of Central England, but retired in 2005. She has exhibited widely in the Midlands and has work in collections in Manchester and Birmingham. In 2007, her lamps were featured in ‘Breaking the Mould’ published by Black Dog.
Elaine’s work is always made with porcelain and is semi or non-functional and usually involves a lot of modelling. She pays attention to detail and her work has an element of representationalism or illustration about it. Her main subjects are natural forms, especially flowers, although she also uses still life themes including decorative handbags and shoes which she collects. She tries to capture the spirit of the subject in a free and sculptural way - never photographically.
Purple Gallery has a wonderful new series of flower vases which will be available in the gallery until the end of September. This is a great opportunity to purchase one of Elaine's ceramic works. Each vase is unique and has been handcrafted and glazed to a very high standard.
There will be new pieces from Elaine available at the Summer Show which opens on Saturday 6th July 2019