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Elspeth produces pinched pots that are low fired, burnished or smoked made from coloured bodies and slips.

Born 1938

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2008 London, Contemporary Applied Art: The Cup
          London, Hart Gallery: solo exhibition
2007 London, flow gallery & Carmarthen Oriel Myrddin gallery: Llif
2006 London, Hart Gallery: solo exhibition
2005 Rufford Crafts Centre: Naked Clay
2004 London, Hart Gallery: solo exhibition
          London, egg: Imagined Corners with Katrina Warren
2003 London, Galerie Besson: Constructed Clay
          London, CAA Galery: The cradle of civilisation
2002 Ruthin Craft Centre: Diaspora Cymreig
          London, Hart Gallery: solo exhibition
          Koblenz, Germany: Salt Glazed Ceramics juried international show
          Fishguard: National Eisteddfod of Wales
          Camridge: Kettles Yard Open
2001 Cambridge, Clare Hall: The Weeping Woman installation solo exhibition
          Kirchberg, Switzerland, Kunstforum: Smoke-fired Ceramics
2000 Philadelphia USA, Helen Drutt Gallery: solo exhibition
1999 London, Hart Gallery: solo exhibition
          London, Galerie Besson, Millennium Mugs
          Llangefni, National Eisteddfod of Wales
1998 Amsterdam, Netherlands, Babel Gallery: Global Ceramics
          Cambridge, Primavera: Coming round again: solo exhibition
1997 Philadelphia, USA, The Works Gallery: British Craft
          London, Hart Gallery: solo exhibition
          London, egg: solo exhibition
          Zagreb, Croatia: World Triennale of Small Ceramics commendation
1996 Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery: Artists Journeys installation
1995 London, Hart Gallery: Treasure installation solo exhibition
          Cambridge, Kettles Yard Open: Dry Tears installation
1994 New York, USA, Nancy Margolis Gallery: solo exhibition
          Banff Center for the Arts, Canada: Open End solo performance
1993 Rufford Craft Centre: Handbuilt Ceramics
1992 Taipei, Taiwan, National Gallery: International Ceramics
1991 London, Galerie Besson: solo exhibition
1990 Norwich, Ipswich and Koblenz, Germany: Looking East
1989 Stockholm, Sweden, Galerie Lejonet: Brittiska Keramiker
          Auxerre, France and touring Europe: L'Europe des Ceramistes
          St Albans, Verulamium Museum: solo exhibition
1988 Swansea, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery: BP Craft Fellows Exhibition
          Manchester City Art Gallery: Out of Clay
          Aberystwyth, Ceramic Series: solo exhibition
1987 Leeds, City Art Gallery ,Craft and Design Centre: solo exhibition
1986 London, Crafts Council at the V & A: solo exhibition
1985 Cologne, Germany: Ceramics from England
1984 Cambridge, Primavera: solo exhibition
1983 Cambridge, Kettles Yard: Henry Rothschild's Exhibition

Public Collections:

Victoria and Albert Museum, London  
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge  
University of Wales at Aberystwyth  
Kunstmuseum, Hamburg, Germany  
Leeds City Art Gallery  
Cleveland Studio Pottery Collection  
Bolton City Art Gallery  
Buckinghamshire Museum  
Dean Clough Contemporary Art Halifax 
Hawkes Bay Museum New Zealand  
Deidesheim Ceramics Museum Germany  
Paisley Museum 
Aberdeen Art Gallery  
BA at Gatwick


Contemporary British Studio Ceramics, Annie Carland, Mint Museum of Art, Yale Publishing, 2010
Surface Design in Ceramics, Maureen Mills, Lark Books U.S.A. 2008
Studio Pottery in Britain,m Jeffrey C Jones, 1900-2005, A&C Black, 2007
Naked Clay, Jane Perryman, A&C Black, 2004
500 Bowls Lark Books U.S.A. 2003
20th Century Ceramics, Edmund De Waal, Thames and Hudson
Diaspora Cymreig Makers of Welsh Origin Working Outside of Wales, Ruthin Wales, Philip Hughes and Sara Roberts, 2002
British Studio Ceramics, by Paul Rice, The Crowood Press, 2002
Salt Glazed Ceramics Handswerkskammer Koblenz
The Crafts in Britain in the 20th Century, Tanya Harrod, Yale UP, 1999
Ceramics: Design Sourcebook, Edmund de Waal, New Holland, 1999
Colour in Clay, Jane Waller, Crowood Press, 1998
The Potter's Palette, Christine Constant & Steve Ogden, Quarto, 1996
Smoked Fired Pottery, Jane Perryman, Bloomsbury Publishiing, 1994
The Complete Potter's Companion, Tony Birks, Octopus, 1993
Dictionary of Studio Potters, Scolar Press, Pat Carver, 1990
Oliver Watson British Studio Pottery Christies/Phaidon
My Country is the Whole World, Cambridge Womens Peace Collective, Pandora Press, 1984

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