Elaine Peto
37.00 x 17.00 x 26.00
  • Ceramic
  • Height 26cm
  • Width 17cm
  • Length 37cm
  • One off original piece.

Elaine Peto is an artist and sculptor based in Hampshire, renowned for her animal ceramic sculptures.

Upon graduation from Exeter College of Art and Design, Elaine set up her studio in Hampshire in 1987. Her career has soared since then and she has carried out extensive work for television, for example, providing drawings and sculptures for props for Midsomer Murders, appearing on Collectors’ Lot and Countryways.

This highly-desirable artist has been featured in many magazines, including The Craftsman; Inspirations; Country Living; Garden Inspirations; World Of Interiors; Homes And Antiques and Ceramic Review, as well as the Observer and Guardian newspapers. Her many major solo shows to date include those at the Gallerie du Don, France, and The Coach House Gallery, Guernsey.

Texture plays a large part in most of Elaine Peto’s pieces. As she says: ‘I love to work with different pieces of fabric, shells, netting and brushes, which are impressed into the clay, forming a reference to animal hide and brand marks, or sometimes just pure indulgence’. Most pieces are made from stoneware clay and decorated with slips, stains and glazes. Subjects range from farm animals to exotic wild animals, stags, dogs and horses, hares and more recently mythological pieces. In 2005, she went to South Africa and Botswana for three months, to study the anatomy wild animals at close hand. Such studies have resulted in highly detailed and collectable pieces.


Balman Gallery now operates primarily as a web based site. We are grateful, however, to have some work on display at the Hancock Gallery in Newcastle. See their website for more details of their current exhibitions or contact us for details of our current work on display there. 

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Date Added: 03/11/2021


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