Eleanor Caie designs and makes ceramics in Glasgow Ceramics Studio at The Wasps Factory, Glasgow. She fell in love with clay in Denmark whilst at primary school, and the drive to make things out of what is essentially mud has never stopped. The work that Eleanor creates brings, light, nature and inspiration into a space that warms the heart and brings joy to all who see it. Eleanor designs and produces her own ceramics ranging from one off jewellery pieces to large inspired sculptures.
Each piece is completely unique, a variety of techniques employed and use of light is continually explored. You can find Eleanor's work in galleries throughout the UK and at craft and ceramics events.
"I design and produce my own ceramics and currently work out of the WASPS studios in Glasgow, Scotland. Each piece is hand made and finished and is therefore unique. I like to create tactile pieces with a combination of textures including dry matt effects, contrasting enamels glossy and abstract glazes, and I use a range of finishes to bring out the individual characteristics of the design. My favourite techniques include pinching, slab building, layering, and tearing, and many pieces feature a combination of these to achieve a particular look or style. I am fascinated with the diversity of clay and draw inspiration from the disharmony between nature and the built environment. I often use leaves or fabric to create decorative functional vessels, which may be offset by more formal lines or darker colouring."