JELFS, Jude

Jude Jelfs  British 1950-

Jude Jelfs potter and sculptor. She studied at Somerset College of Art & Design and at Gloucester College of Art & design in Fine Art  where she focused on Sculpture with Painting.  At art school, Jude worked mainly in bronze. After leaving College she married John Jelfs, a potter. Over time, she progressed away from functional wares towards more sculptural ideas and combining pottery with painting and sculpture

Her ceramics range from flat, almost two-dimensional, slab-built vessels, in earthenware or porcelain, to 3-dimensional stoneware pieces. Some surfaces are unglazed. Some pieces are made in editions or series. Others are one-offs. Jude also works in bronze. She and her husband presently own and run the Cotswold Pottery. She is a Fellow of the Craft Potters’ Association (CPA) and has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally.

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