There is a dialogue between delicacy and solidity in the work of Lisa Ellul. Her bowl forms are constructed from layers of finely rolled tubes or cones of paper-thin clay. These are organised in a structured formation building the thickness of the vessel wall. The bowls with their multi-layers hold a solid, weighted volume. This method of construction creates an intricate texture and articulation of surface, which is emphasised by the soft wash of colouring oxides.
The solidity and fragility conversation within the forms is highlighted in the work where the tubular units are pierced and the holes give an insight into the depth and volume of the wall of the form whilst revealing its fine strata.
Sarah Jane Selwood