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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Pristine Palm Vessel
Ceramic Vessel

by Jean Elton
$ 490
$ 416.50
Abstract Palm Vessel I
Ceramic Vessel

by Jean Elton
$ 590
$ 501.50
Abstract Palm Vessel II
Ceramic Vessel

by Jean Elton
$ 330
$ 280.50
Mounted Multicolored Ceramic Wall Art V
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Jean Elton
$ 1,150
$ 977.50
Mounted Multicolored Ceramic Wall Art VI
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Jean Elton
$ 1,150
$ 977.50
Mounted Multicolored Ceramic Wall Art IV
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Jean Elton
$ 1,150
$ 977.50
Bold Geometric Platter
Ceramic Platter

by Jean Elton
$ 290
$ 246.50
White Elliptical Bowl
Ceramic Bowl

by Jean Elton
$ 250
$ 212.50
Black and White Vessels
Ceramic Vessels

by Jean Elton
$ 250 - $ 330
$ 212.50 - $ 280.50
Multicolored Ceramic Wall Art Diptych
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Jean Elton
$ 1,350
$ 1,147.50
Bright Tall Vase
Ceramic Vase

by Jean Elton
$ 270
$ 229.50
Mounted Multicolored Ceramic Wall Art II
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Jean Elton
$ 850
$ 722.50
Mounted Multicolored Ceramic Wall Art I
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Jean Elton
$ 950
$ 807.50
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
$ 130
$ 110.50
Sculpted Pristine Vase
Ceramic Vase

by Jean Elton
$ 330
$ 280.50
Whimsical Fish Vase
Ceramic Vase

by Jean Elton
$ 330
$ 280.50
Fish Palm Vessel
Ceramic Vessel

by Jean Elton
$ 390
$ 331.50
Intricate Black & Red Platter
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
$ 290
$ 246.50
Multicolored Tall Vase
Ceramic Vase

by Jean Elton
$ 520
$ 442
Multicolored Sail Vase
Ceramic Vase

by Jean Elton
$ 570
$ 484.50
Multicolored Tall Vase
Ceramic Vase

by Jean Elton
$ 520
$ 442