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• Commission a painting by Laura H Elliott from the ‘Landscape Moods Collection’

Commissions Are Always Welcomed

I am always delighted to create commissions, as I see each piece as a collaboration, which creates a personalised and truly unique final painting.

How do I place a commission order?

I am represented by a highly experienced gallery, called Degree Art, London, UK

My gallery link is below: https://degreeart.com/artists/laura-h-elliott

Their team can coordinate with you and we can begin the commission process:

Please contact Isobel Beauchamp (Director of Degree Art) on Isobel@DegreeArt.com or call one of their Art Advisors on 020 8980 0395.

Tell her my name, Laura H Elliott and the artwork that inspires you. The Degree Art team can then explore ideas such as: size, any of my art you love, colour scheme of your home or project and then the commission process starts.

What can I expect?

All my artworks are available for commission with Degree Art Gallery, who represent my work as a professional artist and have extensive experience.

I have been selling my work since 2006 and every artwork is of the highest standard. I have never had a return and every artwork is painted on a high quality canvases by either Loxley or Winsor Newton.

Every artwork is hand signed with my initials LHE, as below:

Inspiration from the collection, so far:

Shown below is a slide show for inspiration from my portfolio of paintings in the ‘Landscape Moods Collection’:

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Are there different paint effects?

Yes, every painting contains a unique combination of effects, with each effect adding a dimension to the final painting. Should you like any effects, they can be added to your commission:

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Feedback From Commission:

Type: Painting Commission

Location: New York, USA

“I recently purchased a beautiful piece of art from Laura Elliott. Not only was the piece exactly what I wanted, but Laura handled the whole transaction very flawlessly. I was looking around for something colourful and luckily stumbled upon this website. I saw something I loved but when inquired about purchasing it, Laura told me it was already sold. That certainly didn’t stop the search and Laura quickly responded saying she could paint one like that if I was interested and I could even choose the colours.

The next few interactions with Laura involved choosing colours and getting a proof of the painting before I had to commit. Paying was very simple through Pay Pal and we managed to come to a financial arrangement that fitted my budget. The painting was couriered as soon as my payment had gone through and it arrived within a few days. The whole transaction was dealt with very professionally and was very simple. Laura is an enthusiastic and energetic artist who has a passion for what she does. I could feel this through the friendly and personal e-mails we exchanged while she was painting my special piece.

Thank you Laura.”


See more about my work at:

I am represented by a highly experienced gallery, called Degree Art, London, UK

My artwork gallery link is below:

https://degreeart.com/artists/laura-elliott

To read more customer feedback:

https://laurahelliott.wordpress.com/customer-feedback/

Contacting Laura H Elliott BA (Hons)


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• Commission Your Own ‘Landscape Gems Collection’ Design

Commission a ‘Landscape Gems Collection’ design of your own with Laura H Elliott BA (Hons)


What Does A Commission Offer and How Are They Presented?

Every ‘Landscape Gems’ design created by Laura H Elliott is like a presentation and not just a design.

I have been selling my work since 2006 and every design is of the highest standard. All my designs are available in Fine 999 Silver Metal Clay for commission with Degree Art Gallery, who represent my work as a professional artist and have extensive experience.

All of my silver designs are legally hallmarked by the Goldsmiths Assay Office, London.

  • Taylor made, hand-crafted from Fine 999 Silver Metal Clay
  • Every design features 100% genuine gemstones ethically and personally sourced by Laura H Elliott BA (Hons)
  • Other features in the designs include 925 Sterling Silver and Vintage Watch Parts

  • Every design is presented in a complimentary, beautiful velvet gift box, which is the perfect way to present each piece.

  • A complimentary 18 inch chain

  • An anti-tarnish strip to keep your work perfect

  • All silver pieces made from or with fine 999 silver and/or 925 sterling silver are legally hallmarked by the Goldsmiths assay office, London

  • Every silver design comes with a beautiful hallmarking card from the Goldsmiths Assay Office London
  • There is a card certificate for every piece detailing each designs mediums (materials in the design) and the gemstones featured

How Do I order a Commission: A Step-by-Step Guide:

1) Select Your Designs:

Look through a selection of designs and note down the name displayed at the bottom of the image:

2) Select Your Gemstone(s) of Choice:

The key feature in every design is, of course, the genuine gemstone(s). There are hundreds of types of gemstones, which come in every colour in the rainbow. However, the typical choices are often focussed on three key points:

  • Colour preferences
  • Birthstone or Zodiac gemstones
  • Gemstones that are collected by each person, such as the top 4 precious gemstones: Sapphire, Ruby, Diamonds, Emeralds

If you have a gemstone you would perfer or would like to gift in your commission, please do not hesitate to ask. This can include sought after gemstones that could be sourced/ selected from stock include:

  • Tanzanite,
  • Paraiba or Cuprian Tourmaline,
  • Spessartite Garnet

The gemstones below are a selection you can chose from:

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3) Contact My Representative Gallery Degree Art, London, UK:

I am represented by a highly experienced gallery, called Degree Art, London, UK.

All my designs are available in Fine 999 Silver/ 925 Sterling Silver for commission with Degree Art Gallery, who represent my work as a professional artist and have extensive experience.

I have been selling my work since 2006 and every design is of the highest standard. All of my silver designs are legally hallmarked by the Goldsmiths Assay Office London.

My gallery link is below:

https://degreeart.com/artists/laura-h-elliott

Their team can coordinate with you and we can begin the commission process:

Please contact Isobel Beauchamp (Director of Degree Art) on Isobel@DegreeArt.com or call one of their Art Advisors on 020 8980 0395.

Tell her my name, Laura H Elliott and the artwork that inspires you. The Degree Art team can then explore ideas such as:

Tell them which designs in my ‘Landscape Gems Collection’ you love,
Preferred colour of the gemstones featured…

….and then the commission process starts.


Please Note:

All of my silver designs are legally hallmarked by the Goldsmiths Assay Office London. This process takes between 7-14 days.

These gemstones have been personally and ethically sourced from around the world by Laura H Elliott over the years.

Carat weights stated are ‘average total gemstone weights’ (ATGW).


Commission Feedback:


“Having seen Laura’s work at an exhibition in London, I commissioned Laura to create 2 pendant pieces of jewellery to include birthstones. She was very happy to help and very professional, producing 2 stunning original pieces. They were packaged well and arrived safely. I would highly recommend Laura’s bespoke metal clay jewellery to anyone looking for a special piece of original artwork”

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Dated: 21st April 2017

Lesley Oldaker was a direct commission client Landscape Gems Collection jewellery of metal clay designer Laura Elliott BA (Hons).


Customer Feedback and Recomendations:

I have over 10 years working as both an artist and curator and have references, which can be viewed by clicking here.


About the ‘Landscape Gems Collection’:

“My love of clay was discovered at the age of 14, exploring the endless possibilities of earthenware clay, enhanced with glazes, textures and glass.

It was in 2012 when I discovered the fresh, up and coming medium of metal clay in: Fine 999 Silver, Copper and bronze. Step by step I began to explore the possibilities of this medium and after 2 years of development it transformed into the body of work I now call the ‘Landscape Gems Collection’.

When fired, an elegant transformation takes place, turning each design from the pliable clay into solid metal designs. Each piece is sculptural and unique, which often include an unusual mix of high quality gemstones along side beautiful elements, such as glass, enamel, vintage watch parts or even bolts and screws.

This series was given new momentum when I exhibited my collection at The Royal College of Art with Flux exhibition in December 2015. Since this date, my designs have adapted into a series of ever changing mini sculptures and I have not looked back since.”


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• My Guide: Learning from Metal Clay Disasters

My Guide: Learning from Metal Clay Disasters

Art is always a dose of luck and a large portion of experience.

Nothing more was true when I set myself a goal to create a metal clay clock, with a completely different technique and design. This was my key piece of work for my exclusive collection of work at The Royal College of Art at Flux Exhibition, London, UK.
The clock was to contain the following key components:

  • Copper metal clay
  • Sheet of Copper metal
  • Brass nuts and bolts x 4
  • Clock mechanism and clock hands
  • A simple, metal stand
  • 224 carat Labradorite round cabochon genuine gemstone

Above: The stunning 224 carat

Labradorite round cabochon genuine gemstone as the central feature of the clock. It took me many tries to get the clock to work!! This is especially the case, now that I reflect on this process.

THE FIRST DESIGN:

My first attempt to create this clock using 400 grams of Copper metal clay only with a sheet on 0.8 thick Copper sheet 15 x 15 cm.

Above: This was too thin and I carved the clay too deep, so it split

I rolled the clay into 2 tiles each using 200 grams each and I engraved the detail of trees, horizon and other details. I realise now that the clay needed to be thicker and use more clay. Once I fired this first attempt, I realised that the detail I had scored into the clay split during firing and both sheets where bowed.

Above: You can see daylight through because of the split clay

THE SECOND DESIGN:

In the second attempt I used 300 grams of clay for each tile. One this design I used a flowery texture sheet, used syringe clay to add the trees and details.

Above: It wasn’t fired correctly and it crubled!

This piece was spoilt for 2 key reasons:

  1. The texture pattern de-personalised the design and took away my personal touch.
  2. My kiln was one of the worse purchases for this medium. This meant that when firing the tiles could not be fired flat. The kiln also, unbenown to me, was not firing hot enough. When this second design was removed it was brittle, not sintered or under fired and meant to split and fell into pieces.

THE THIRD AND FINAL DESIGN:

Above: The final piece ‘A Stitch In Time, Saves Nine’ by © Laura H Elliott BA (Hons)


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• My Guide: Carving Clay – An Endless Ceramic Technique

My Guide: Carving Clay – An Endless Ceramic Technique

It was during my Art and Design Diploma in 2002-2003, I undertook a self-directed module which I chose to focus on the medium I have always adored, which is clay. I created 3 designs of ceramics with the theme of natural form of lichen. This lichen is a simple, yet intricate layered form that gave me an abstract ‘starting point’, as such. It was during my photography module in this course that I photographed lichen attached to fallen trees as my subject matter.

During this time, I created a set of 3 vases created by removing/ carving clay from a large, hand thrown lump of clay. This resulted in a set of mottled vases that looked like a natural form, yet having the impression of a traditional vase. Each piece was glazed and decorated with dry pieces of clay to resemble the natural forms of lichen, texture in wood and natural forms (e.g. gemstone geodes as shown below):

The set is shown below:

During this module, I created a test piece to see how tall and thin I could build a pot. It wasn’t even remotely a success, but a big learning curve and taught me that you need to have balance in pottery and sculpture. I always learn from every piece I make in every medium. Below is this test piece:

I have shown below some tools that I have used since I first handled and fell in love with clay. These carving tools are easy to find and widely available in craft shops or on places such as eBay:

The other technique you can use is the way you would create your design with tools on lino tile for printing:

Another thought is the technique used in wood carving, which is an excellent foundation for clay carving:

Here is the idea that you can make use of all manner of things useful during working with all types of clay. I myself use: knives, forks, spoons, straws, brushes, cocktail sticks and so many other everyday items, which are perfect for clay.

This blog is a tiny look, that scratches the surface of what you can do with clay. Below is an amazing Pinterest board you can follow where you can watch tutorial videos about this subject:

Pottery: Decorating, Sgraffito and Carving at http://pin.it/kVuxZYH

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• Out With The Old, In With The New

Out With The Old, In With The New

Over time, every artist has stock and it can be frustrating that paintings can sit and take up valuable space. We all know artists always have alot of canvases, clay, tools, brushes and I count myself as one of them!

I was reviewing my work, from past and present and found stored canvases. I decided to take the following saying literally:

“Out With the Old, In with the new”

Masters, past and present, have often be known to roll their paintings for them to be stored and then later framed or re-mounted onto canvas stretchers.

I have done exactly that. Clear out the old and welcome in my new work. I have stacked up each painting (as below) and they have been rolled for storage and possible later to be exhibited, framed and/or sold.

Once the canvas has been un-mounted or freed from, you are left with lots of staples and the stretcher bars.

The frame of the canvas are created mainly from wood and are nearly the same design that has been used for decades. Even Van Gough used such stretcher bars. Here are examples of what joined stretcher bars look like up-close:

Once the bars have been carefully seperated, taking care to not damage the joints, they can then be bundled together for storage.

Above: Stretcher Bars Bundled From Pre-Stretched Old Canvases

This means I have beautiful wooden frames to use for new paintings. They can have any manner of canvas or material streched on them. You can buy raw canvas which are undyed and hold a special pattern within the weave. I have personally sourced the following. You can also dye the canvas for you to achieve the colour.

I am aiming to dye the raw natural linen material using powdered flourescent colour pigment powders, similar to Brusho pigment powders.

We will see what the future holds and what transpires in my journey to…..

“Out With the Old, In With the New”

So…what is next???? See my new wave below…


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•  Artwork Focus: A Tribute To Our ‘Star Man’, David Bowie

This is my piece created in honour of our “Star Man”, David Bowie. 

This part of the song has stuck in my mind my whole life, as the chorus in ‘Star Man’ by our © David Bowie goes

“There’s a star man waiting in the sky

He’d like to come and meet us

But he thinks he’d blow our minds

There’s a starman waiting in the sky

He’s told us not to blow it

Cause he knows it’s all worthwhile

He told me:

Let the children lose it

Let the children use it

Let all the children boogie”

Above: ‘Star Man’ by © Laura H Elliott

Below is the painting “Star Man” under natural and electric lighting:


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• My Journey: Disability

Disability is unique to everyone and I am no exception.

How does your disability effect you?

I suffer from multiple conditions, the most damaging is Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). The pain is debilitating and restricts my life, including that it has a ‘knock on effect’ on everyday parts of my life; therefore, it affects my abilities to create art.

A bad day means I cannot move around and then I can’t paint. I need support, assistance and cared for every day, but in order to create I always need help to set-up and pack away. I adore the fact that when I hold a brush, my mind drifts and it turns into my solace or a short type of ‘holiday’.

Above: ‘Strange Rainbow’ by © Laura H Elliott

How does your disability affect your work process as an artist?

I have struggled for decades with physical and mental health issues. My art has always been an open or external representation of my inner self. My health reflects in my choice of colour, style and subject matter in my ‘Landscape Moods Collection’ mixed media paintings, started in 2002. 

I have created artwork from my heart from the age of 17, which has presented my life in my art, in all mediums I have explored and studied. Every piece is simply an expression of self. This expression of self does always not fit into the subject of self-portraiture. Over the years of exploring the arts I have:

  • Portraiture
  • Painting
  • Land, Sea and Sky scapes
  • Ceramics
  • Metal Work
  • Lino Printing
  • Etching
  • Life Drawing
  • Textiles
  • Film and Video
  • Photography


Did your disabilities affect your Studies of Art and Media Bachelor of Arts with Honors?

Simply put, yes. 

My disability significantly impacted the later part of my Art and Media Bachelor of Arts with Honors in the 2nd half of the 2nd year and into the 3rd year. During my 1st year and 1st part of my 2nd year at university I spent 8-9 hours a day studying. I studied both home and in university, including academic projects.

It was in 2005 that my health deteriorated and I took a year off. When I returned I was unable to attend university every day. I kept creating and studying at home and I am proud that my academic standard during the whole degree increased despite my illness:

…from barely passing my 1st essay with a 3rd (41%)….to a 1st (72%) for my dissertation. 

My disability affected:

  •  My ability to physically attend
  • My ability to create
  • Meant that I could no longer drive
  • I found the final presentation of my work a painful chore, achieved with a huge amount of physical help and support
  • It even affected my ability to carry the basics, e.g. books

Why did you put the word ‘Moods’ this collection the title of ‘landscape moods’?

Above: ‘ Torn’ (2003) The 1st piece in the ‘Landscape Moods Collection’

The title of this collection took me some time to consider, debate and decide upon. The title needed to be self-explanatory, clear and short. I never wanted the title to be an essay, just two words and I chose the two words that epitomises my mixed media painting collection:

‘landscape’ & ‘moods’

The title can be broken down into two concepts. The first was the subject matter, which is ‘landscapes’, and the second is the motivation or inspiration of my work, which is the word ‘moods’. My work is filled with complex meanings; however, I wanted it to clearly express who I am, my life, moods/ emotions and my core personality. Each brush stroke and colour used add a personal meaning to every collector of my work.

What inspired your new movement back into abstract paintings?

Above: ‘Star Man’ by © Laura H Elliott

Simply put, my abstract work is a relaxing and deeply enjoyable body of work. I felt that when I painted my earlier, more realistic artworks I felt tense and frustrated. The movement back to paint in an abstract expressionist style allowed me to relax and find true solace from both my mental and physical disabilities.

Above: ‘Dodge Punk’d Viper’ by © Laura H Elliott

What are you using as inspiration?

Since my new movement in the later part of 2016, I have been exploring: surface textures and patterns, outline shapes, natural form and softer lines by using other mediums such as conte pastels to add softer lines, with a stark colour difference within the paint palette to add drama mood. My recent work has included a new set of fluorescent colours which adds a glow to each piece, transforming into a soft glow under low lights.

Above: ‘Spotty Punk’d Leopard’ by © Laura H Elliott

How do you incorporate the natural elements of: water, earth, fire and air?

It is since January 2017 that the opposing or contrasting elements: earth, wind, water and air have becoming a common thread. I have used an array of photographic images I took myself of UK public areas to draw inspiration from as well as drawing from my wealth of visual images in my mind.

Above: ‘Purple Punk’d Velvet’ on exhibition at 1of1 Designs with Degree Art Gallery by © Laura H Elliott


All artworks & designs displayed are © Copyright by Laura H Elliott BA (Hons), Dip

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