Fenella Elms graduated from Swindon College with an HNC in ceramics in 2008, following a twenty career in mental health. Always preferring to work with slip-cast components of porcelain, her work has developed from very small free-standing and wall-mounted works, sold through galleries, to larger scale commissioned works for public spaces.
She says of her work:
“I am drawn to align strips, edges and small pieces of porcelain clay into flowing structures and textures. The work builds with the connection of similar but separate parts and the interaction that comes about through placing in formation: shifting components form a co-operative body.”
Fenella has exhibited widely in Europe and the US. Fenella has works in private collections worldwide, as well as in the Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, UK, and Tegelen Keramiekcentrum Museum, Netherlands. She was the winner of the Ceramic Reivew Award for “The Exceptional, the innovative and the challenging” at Ceramic Art London, 2011.