Eleanor Lakelin is a craftswoman whose practice is rooted in traditional skills and inspired by the natural world; fossils, geology, burrs and seeds.
"I use highly traditional turning and carving techniques with lathes and chisels but the forms are contemporary in shape and feel. Work may be sandblasted and bleached to conjure up a world of fossilised landscapes or scorched to contrast with the interior of a gnarled fruit-wood.
Each piece has a story to tell about how and why it was made and this sense of narrative is underlined by the notes which accompany each bowl or vessel. These not only date the work but also explain the age, type and provenance of the material, its inspiration and the processes it has undergone."