Elizabeth trained as a musician before taking up pottery in 1966. She studied ceramics at the Royal College of Art under Hans Coper. After leaving in 1971 she worked in the Bing and Grondahl factory in Copenhagen where she held her first exhibition. She was a major prize winner in the Royal Copenhagen Jubilee Competition. In 1987, she set up her own studio in London and in that year, was chosen for the Bernard Leach Centenary Post Office Stamp issue with Hans Coper and Lucie Rie.
Her work can be seen in many public collections including the Belle Rive Museum, Zurich, the Musee Des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, the Shigaraki Museum, Japan, and the V&A Museum. Joann Bird curated a solo show for Elizabeth at The Fine Art Society in 2008.
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
2010 ‘Dynamic Structures: Painted Vessels’, National Museum Cardiff, Wales 2008 The Fine Art Society, London 2007 Anthony Hepworth Fine Art, Bath, UK 2000 ‘Memory of Architecture, Part II’, Galerie Besson, London ‘Metaphysical Vessels’, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, USA 1998 ‘Sea Pieces’, Contemporary Applied Arts, London 1995-6 ‘Order and Chaos’, Bellas Artes, Santa Fe, USA Osiris Gallery, Brussels 1993-5 ‘Vessels from Another World’, Northern Centre for Contemporary Art, Sunderland and tour. 1992-3 Pilscheur Fine Art, London 1990-1 Hetjens Museum, Dusseldorf, Germany 1990 Cross Rhythms and Counterpoint, Royal Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh 1989 Midlands Art Centre, Birmingham Galerie Besson, London 1986 Solo Room in British Art and Design exhibition, Künstlerhaus, Vienna, Austria
Courtesy of Joanna Bird Gallery, London
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