Having worked a 9-5 job as a letting agent, Eleanor decided to hand in her notice and pursue her true passion of creating ceramic arts and wares from her home studio in Cornwall. Formerly achieving a BA in design as a student of Plymouth University, Eleanor now puts her skills to use to create coastal inspired contemporary ceramics.
Eleanor Crane focuses her ceramics from inspirations of the coastline of her home county of Cornwall. From childhood Eleanor has been surrounded by inspiring coastal art, observing her father as he painted the local Cornish coastlines and headlands on family walks; much to the dismay of the then impatient eight year old!
The deep blue of the Atlantic Ocean and the theatrical display of white foam topped waves play a starring role in the works. The contemporary creations often make use of the contrast of a glassy translucent glaze against a smooth porcelain finish, mimicking the lapping shore line smoothing off pebbles creating truly one off and special forms from a once raw and untamed material.