Eilidh is a Scottish ceramicist currently making from her studio space within the Glasgow Ceramic Studio. Eilidh makes predominantly wheel thrown functional ceramic vessels and objects in stoneware clay for every day use and quiet moments of enjoyment. A cup to hold your coffee and a bowl to cradle your morning porridge. A vase to hold a seasonal stem and holders for incense to burn from. Her work evokes a feeling of calm and offers an escape from the everyday chaos of life.
Eilidh’s ceramics are inspired by the simplicity of Scandinavian design whilst also embracing the beauty in imperfection as embodied in the Japanese term Wabi Sabi. With a background in design and keen eye for detail, the design and functionality of Eiiidh’s products are carefully considered.
Eilidh’s work is minimalistic and her forms are organic. Her palette is subdued and often inspired by nature itself. Her use of texture and mark making is also inspired by the landscape around her and sometimes made directly from it. The artist feels it is hard, when working with clay, not to be inspired by the Earth itself.
Eilidh glazes her work often in a painterly manner using dipping, pouring and brushstroke techniques. It is important to her that the mark of the maker can always be felt in her pieces. Eilidh is drawn to the tactically of ceramics. Where a piece of work hung on a gallery wall can only be looked at, Eilidh’s ceramics can be held in hands and used to drink and eat from.