Beth Hatlen Elliott

"Creating new artwork and bringing my ideas to life is my passion. I love creating functional pieces of art that also bring beauty to the world. It can be hard to let go of a new piece because they all feel so personal but knowing my artwork brings someone pleasure make me so happy."

All of Beth Elliott's work is created from her original illustrations. No two pieces are ever alike. Her major influence is nature and its patterns, but inspiration can come from almost anywhere. Playing with movement, negative space, and textures, both visual and tactile, are ever-present in her work.

Beth's porcelain ceramics are wheel thrown and painted with underglaze then carved using a technique called sgraffito. Carving through the underglaze reveals the butter-soft clay body beneath. While the interior of her work is always glazed, the exterior is often left unglazed and hand sanded to an eggshell finish. The tactile quality of the maker's tool marks begs to be touched.

Beth received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design and worked as an art director and illustrator before leaving those fields to strike out on her own as a fine artist. While having worked in both glass and metal, she discovered ceramics and the love affair began! This medium allows her to explore all her creative passions in both two- and three-dimensional spaces.