Elaine Coles

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Overview

In the early 1970’s Elaine lived in Botswana. On her return she took up pottery and was totally captivated by the process and the desire to throw pots. She developed a comprehensive range of high fired domestic stoneware which she sold at various craft fairs in the South East.

From 1987-88 she did her Diploma at Goldsmiths College, University of London. Her work began to develop, influenced by her African experience and her travels around the world.

She is a Professional Member of the CPA, The Surrey Guild of Craftsmen, Bank Artists and Fountain Gallery and has exhibited her work extensively in many prestigious exhibitions and galleries in England and abroad.

Elaine began her digital print making in 2015 after severe back problems made her take a rest from ceramics and start at a friends workshop in print making using Intaglio Akua Water Soluble Inks. She soon began to develop her own style but then decided to take them one step further by scanning them into her computer and adding, photographic images, textures, iPad drawings etc… and building up layers, blending and manipulating them in Photoshop until she is satisfied with the image.

The prints are limited to 5 and are printed on fine art paper with pigment inks which ensures their longevity.