Elly Glossop

2019 QEST Scholar - Ceramics

Elly is currently studying studying for an MA in ceramics at The Royal College of Art. With the support of QEST, Elly will be able receive additional training in plaster mould-making with Ed Bentley in Stoke-on-Trent, as well as extending her skills and learning to cast in pewter.

Elly’s work is highly experimental; she is driven by a constant urge to investigate the medium of clay. Exploring a break down of raw ceramic materials, she examines and tests materials in a variety of processes. Taking an innovative approach, she develops unique techniques by pushing traditional methods into new directions.

Her material sensibility is revealed through tactile forms, dream-like landscapes and interpretations of strata. Techniques are developed to mimic naturally occurring processes, pushing the limits of contemporary ceramics and what the material is capable of.

Images courtesy of Ida Buss and Sylvain Deleu.

I’m driven by a deep desire to experiment and push contemporary ceramics into new directions. I have a passion for developing innovative techniques and ways of working, which I hope to be able to share in the future.