Elaine Coleman has been honing her skills as a ceramic artist for over thirty years. Highly acclaimed for her unique style, Elaine is best known for her work with porcelain and her delicate carvings, which, combined with a mastery of celadon glazes, gives her work an enchanted, mystical feel.
Like husband Tom, Elaine Coleman endeavors to share her discoveries and techniques through teaching. Elaine has participated in many workshops and her work is shown in several permanent collections across the nation.
In 2003, the collaborative work of Elaine and husband Tom was featured in a January article of Ceramics Monthly Magazine, which has highlighted much of their work through the years.
Co-partner of Coleman Clay Studios and Gallery, Elaine Coleman works with husband Tom in Henderson, Nevada.
I have been incising porcelain for thirty years and I still love doing it as much as when I started. My work used to only involve the taking away of clay from the form but in the last several years I have been adding clay to make another layer and surface dimension. There is something magical about this technique that seems to bring each piece to life towards the end of that process. The final lines in my carved pieces are enhanced by the use of celadon glazes that help define the design. Moving to Nevada has influenced my drawing but I still like doing other images. I carve for myself first and have been most fortunate that serious collectors appreciate my work.