Portrait commissions are an important part of my studio practice as I am a storyteller at heart. Celebrating someone’s story by way of a personal sculpture is both fun and gratifying. I enjoy sharing the process with my clients, from deciding on pose, adding special details and getting just the right facial portrayal to create a lasting legacy piece.

From one pet on a couch to an entire 3 generations of a family, anything is possible. Over the past 30 years my portrait work has found its way in private collections across continents including Canada, USA, the United Kingdom and Japan.

NEW!  A new, ongoing series of small collectible wall decor.

Each wall sculpture was sculpted then cast in plaster to create moulds for limited editions. 

 

Each piece is painted differently to make it unique!

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Elaine has worked as a ceramic sculptor for almost 40 years (remarkably, she looks like she must have started when she was 5!) 🙂 From public installations to gallery shows, corporate collections to private commissions, outdoor murals to intimate portraits, Elaine’s passion is telling stories in clay.

 
Her pieces are lighthearted but hold an undercurrent of love and joyful abandon. Humour and colour are the cornerstones of Elaine’s approach to her work, and her outlook on life – Carpe Diem – Seize the Day! 
Over the last 10 years, Elaine has added functional work to her practice.
 
This work is created with hand-building methods, and texture and colours, each piece is created unique.  
 
In many ways, she approaches each piece as a small sculpture, that just happens to be usable.

Classes & Workshops

Elaine has over 35 years of experience teaching clay work. She has worked as an artist in residence in school districts, art centres and guilds throughout British Columbia working with all ages, from grades K-12 and adults in post-secondary. 


Join her for 
Clay in the Time of Covid. All workshops will follow social distancing guidelines to keep everyone safe - and sane! Classes will be half-size, with a maximum of 4 students per class.