Elaine Kelly


I grew up in Wales where my passion for painting and drawing started at an early age. I obtained my BA in Fine Art from the University of Wales before moving to Hertfordshire where I spent nearly 10 years living on a canal boat. It was here that I first found my love of making kiln formed glass pieces, inspired by the continuing natural forms and scenery around me. I now live near Bedford and have my own on-site studio where I create my vibrant work.

I work part time as a print technician/tutor at a local FE college and also dabble with photography and ceramics when I have time. When creating new pieces, I enjoy working with the number of processes involved with each medium to achieve the finished result. As each layer is produced, new thoughts and emotions combine to inspire my next piece of work. My travels abroad have also provided my regular inspiration as I have experienced many different countries and cultures. For example, a recent visit to the aquarium in Valencia, Spain inspired my recent jelly fish work.

I have exhibited my work extensively across Hertfordshire, Wales and parts of London.

All Artists