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.


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