Elly Wall

Elly graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2004. Since then, she has exhibited in numerous galleries and craft fairs. She produces work from her garden studio in Hertford.

Elly’s work is hand-built using slabs of clay with multiple slips, textural marks and impressions applied during the making process. Glaze is also applied and sometimes rubbed back, then the pieces are high fired. She often works with a variety of stoneware clays, such as porcelain and black clay, and is interested in how these clays communicate their unique qualities and characteristics to the work. This focus allows her to create groups and families of vessels, building a narrative between themselves.

​Form and texture are influenced by the compelling visual appeal of disused architectural forms. The physical and historical layers within these abandoned spaces expose and reveal details in their construction transforming once functional buildings into eerily beautiful empty vessels.