potter's journal

  • in the studio with Holly Macdonald

    Holly is an emerging ceramic artist originally from Sydney but now based in Melbourne. Recently we asked her a few questions to see how she's going during the lockdown and what she is looking forward to once restrictions are eased.
  • in the studio with Splendid Wren

    Catherine Field, the maker behind Splendid Wren Ceramics, hand builds most of her pieces and loves experimenting with clays and glazes to get different textures, finishes and degrees of speckle.

  • in the studio with Alessandro Di Sarno

    Formally a chef, Alessandro has a deep understanding of the relationship between food and how it is displayed on ceramic forms. Recently we asked Alessandro about his experience during lockdown and what he is looking forward to once restrictions are eased.
  • in the studio with angela butler

    Angela Butler creates one-off functional ceramics from porcelain and stoneware clays. We recently asked her some questions about how she's finding these times of social distancing. 
  • In the studio with Little White Dish

    Deb Taylor, the ceramic artist behind Little White Dish, has been making for 25 years. We recently asked her some questions about how she's finding these times of social distancing. 
  • introducing: eloise rankine

    If you have been following along with the elph store story, you will already be familiar with Eloise. She is one of our co-founders, artist in residence and ceramics teacher at elph store, shopkeeper and writer of this journal. She is also the maker of elph ceramics and her own eponymous line of porcelain artworks.
  • in the studio with alessandro di sarno

    Formally a chef, Alessandro has a deep understanding of the relationship between food and how it is displayed on ceramic forms. 
  • elph store’s guide to gifting: Weddings

    With wedding season well and truly upon us, we thought it best to share our go-to gifts for those tying the knot. Spoil your loved ones with handmade, Australian ceramics on their big day. Discover our favourites. 
  • introducing: ena products

    As a ceramic artist, Eloise’s hands are always in water and covered in clay. She find this really dries out her skin and can leave her hands fee...
  • in the studio with RARA studio

    RARA Studio's pieces are designed, hand-built and painted by Aliça Rose Tibbs. Aliça creates unique, functional pieces for the home using a range of clays and hand building techniques. 
  • Moments with tea

    One of our daily rituals at elph store is an afternoon cup of tea. One afternoon we stopped to think about this ritual and how beautiful tea mixed with beautiful ceramics impacts our other daily rituals. In this week's elph journal, Eloise ruminates on the place of tea in her life.

  • in the studio with ghost wares

    Ghost Wares is a Melbourne based ceramics studio with an emphasis on creating objects that are elegant but playful. Recently we asked Matthew to share a few insights into his practice.