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Jean Elton

Jean Elton Studio

"We love making ceramic vessels that represent a break from symmetrical objects with earthy glazes, yet retain a faint echo of functionality. We like to explore flowing, dramatic shapes with either bright colors or elegant whites that make a unique design statement in discerning collectors' homes or offices."

Jean Elton is the husband-and-wife team of Lois Jean and William (Bill) Elton Barker. Lois loves creating beautiful objects in 3-D; Bill enjoys the engineering aspects of the discipline. Lois also loves to ask, "what if...?" One day, she asked this question, and Bill responded that the mold wasn't built for that. Lois tried it anyway, and the result became one of Jean Elton's most popular designs. Bill is now a fan.

Lois and Bill collaborate on a computer to create the dramatic lines of their proposed object. A model is then rendered on a 3-D printer or hand assembled using laminates. Bill makes plaster molds from the model and Lois slip casts her "canvases," which she then paints or otherwise decorates. Because these are large statement pieces, overhead cranes are needed to move the molds.

At age 6, Bill accompanied his mother to the College of Ceramics at Alfred University, where he first tried his hand at pottery. He later graduated with an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. Lois has participated in and led numerous ceramic workshops. She received formal ceramic training at the University of Hartford, Connecticut, and also studied with Wilhem and Elly Kuch in Germany.

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Bold Black and White Con...
Ceramic Vase
by Jean Elton
$ 150
$ 127.50
Bold Black and White Con...
Ceramic Vase
by Jean Elton
$ 210
$ 178.50
Vivid Yellow and Blue Ab...
Ceramic Vase
by Jean Elton
$ 150
$ 127.50
Sculpted Pristine Vase w...
Ceramic Vase
by Jean Elton
$ 110
$ 93.50
Geometric Bowl with Chec...
Ceramic Bowl
by Jean Elton
$ 330
$ 280.50
Colorful Geometric Patte...
Ceramic Vase
by Jean Elton
$ 570
$ 484.50
Bold Geometric Platter
Ceramic Platter
by Jean Elton
$ 390
$ 331.50
Intricate Patterned Medi...
Ceramic Vase
by Jean Elton
$ 290
$ 246.50
Abstract and Geometric T...
Ceramic Vase
by Jean Elton
$ 290
$ 246.50
Colorful Geometric Patte...
Ceramic Vase
by Jean Elton
$ 570
$ 484.50
Black, White, and Red Pa...
Ceramic Bowl
by Jean Elton
$ 390
$ 331.50
Abstract and Geometric T...
Ceramic Vase
by Jean Elton
$ 290
$ 246.50
Black and White Platter ...
Ceramic Platter
by Jean Elton
$ 230
$ 195.50
White Elliptical Bowl
Ceramic Bowl
by Jean Elton
$ 250
$ 212.50
Black and White Sculpted...
Ceramic Vase
by Jean Elton
$ 290
$ 246.50
Black and White Sculpted...
Ceramic Vase
by Jean Elton
$ 330
$ 280.50
Black and White Sculpted...
Ceramic Vase
by Jean Elton
$ 330
$ 280.50
Mug with Classic Design
Ceramic Mug
by Jean Elton
$ 48
$ 40.80
Sailvase with Flame Oran...
Ceramic Vase
by Jean Elton
$ 470
$ 399.50
Sailvase with Midnight B...
Ceramic Vase
by Jean Elton
$ 470
$ 399.50
Tall Mottled Vase with R...
Ceramic Vessel
by Jean Elton
$ 320
$ 272
Mounted Multicolored Cer...
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Jean Elton
$ 950
$ 807.50
Mounted Multicolored Cer...
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Jean Elton
$ 850
$ 722.50
Mounted Multicolored Cer...
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Jean Elton
$ 660
$ 561
Three Portal Hors d'Oeur...
Ceramic Platters
by Jean Elton
$ 130
$ 110.50
Slanted Black & White Ge...
Ceramic Vessel
by Jean Elton
$ 250
$ 212.50
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Olive Contours Elliptical Bowl by Jean Elton (Ceramic Bowl)
Geometric Platter
Ceramic Platter
by Jean Elton
$ 190
$ 161.50
Sky Blue Tall Vase with ...
Ceramic Vase
by Jean Elton
$ 330
$ 280.50
Chartreuse Contour Ellip...
Ceramic Bowl
by Jean Elton
$ 250
$ 212.50
Multicolored Ceramic Wal...
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Jean Elton
$ 1,350
$ 1,147.50
Bright Tall Vase
Ceramic Vase
by Jean Elton
$ 330
$ 280.50
Sculpted Geometric Patte...
Ceramic Vase
by Jean Elton
$ 370
$ 314.50
Fish Sail Vase
Ceramic Vase
by Jean Elton
$ 140
$ 119
Sculpted Vase with Red I...
Ceramic Vase
by Jean Elton
$ 170
$ 144.50
Sculpted Vase with Blue ...
Ceramic Vase
by Jean Elton
$ 170
$ 144.50
Fish Platter
Ceramic Platter
by Jean Elton
$ 230
$ 195.50
Fish Platter II
Ceramic Platter
by Jean Elton
$ 230
$ 195.50
Folded Vase with Black I...
Ceramic Vase
by Jean Elton
$ 270
$ 229.50
Sculpted Multicolored Ta...
Ceramic Vase
by Jean Elton
$ 290
$ 246.50
Medium Sized Orange Tall...
Ceramic Vase
by Jean Elton
$ 250
$ 212.50
Black and Red Elliptical...
Ceramic Bowl
by Jean Elton
$ 290
$ 246.50
Tall Black Sculpted Port...
Ceramic Vase
by Jean Elton
$ 330
$ 280.50
Tall Vase with Stripes w...
Ceramic Vase
by Jean Elton
$ 370
$ 314.50
Elliptical Patterned Tal...
Ceramic Vase
by Jean Elton
$ 250
$ 212.50
Elliptical Patterned Tri...
Ceramic Vase
by Jean Elton
$ 290
$ 246.50
Small Prism Sailvase
Ceramic Vessel
by Jean Elton
$ 170
$ 144.50
Small Prism Sailvase II
Ceramic Vessel
by Jean Elton
$ 170
$ 144.50
Prism Line Footed Vase
Ceramic Vase
by Jean Elton
$ 90
$ 76.50
Small Geometric Sailvase
Ceramic Vase
by Jean Elton
$ 170
$ 144.50
Sculpted Pristine Vase
Ceramic Vase
by Jean Elton
$ 330
$ 280.50
Geometric Bowl with Chec...
Ceramic Bowl
by Jean Elton
$ 290
$ 246.50
Fish Palm Vessel
Ceramic Vessel
by Jean Elton
$ 490
$ 416.50
Multi-Colored Unique Sai...
Ceramic Vase
by Jean Elton
$ 690
$ 586.50
Whimsical Fish Vase
Ceramic Vase
by Jean Elton
$ 330
$ 280.50
Intricately Patterned Ta...
Ceramic Vase
by Jean Elton
$ 390
$ 331.50
Intricate Black & Red Pl...
Ceramic Vessel
by Jean Elton
$ 390
$ 331.50
Pristine Elliptical Bowl
Ceramic Vessel
by Jean Elton
$ 240
$ 204
Multicolored Platter
Ceramic Vessel
by Jean Elton
$ 390
$ 331.50
Multicolored Elliptical ...
Ceramic Bowl
by Jean Elton
$ 390
$ 331.50
Multicolored Tall Vase
Ceramic Vase
by Jean Elton
$ 520
$ 442
Multicolored Sail Vase
Ceramic Vase
by Jean Elton
$ 570
$ 484.50
Multicolored Elliptical ...
Ceramic Vessel
by Jean Elton
$ 460
$ 391
Multicolored Sculpted Sa...
Ceramic Vase
by Jean Elton
$ 470
$ 399.50
Multicolored Tall Vase
Ceramic Vase
by Jean Elton
$ 520
$ 442