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Jude Jelfs

 

Jude Jelfs, Aphrodite

Jude Jelfs, Aphrodite

 

Jude Jelfs, Desiderata

Jude Jelfs, Desiderata

 

Jude Jelfs, Au Naturelle

Jude Jelfs, Au Naturelle

Jude Jelfs

Jude completed an Art Foundation Course at the Somerset College of Art and Design, followed by a Dip AD in Fine Art (Sculpture with painting) at Gloucestershire College of Art and Design.

The Cotswold Pottery is a small family-run studio started in 1973 by John & Jude Jelfs.

She is a Fellow of the Craft Potters Association (CPA).

Her work:

Over the past few years, has returned to her roots, combining pottery with sculpture and painting. Her ceramics range from flat, almost two-dimensional, slab-built vessels, in earthenware or porcelain, to 3-dimensional stoneware pieces. Some pieces are made in editions or series. Others are one-offs.

The shapes are cut out from flat sheets of clay, curved and assembled. They are decorated with layers of vitreous (glass-forming) slips, burnished and scraffito lines are drawn through one layer to expose another. They are biscuit fired one or more times, and are glazed inside.

She uses locally sourced ingredients wherever possible for her glazes – clays, limestone, woodash.

Jude is interested in how the human form can be represented, abstracted, be a vessel in every sense; how one (living) form can become another distinct kind of form.

Exhibitions include:

  • Contemporary Ceramics                        London
  • Arc Gallery                                                Chester
  • Museum of Fulham Palace                    London
  • Laburnham Ceramics                             Cumbria
  • Rope Store Gallery                                  Stroud