Working in a combination of materials, primarily porcelain, making is fundamental to Harriet's practice. Beyond the obvious material quality contrasts, she finds combining materials stimulating because of the connotations embroiled in each material: of value and tradition. Most recently Harriet work has been considering the concept of function; looking at the everyday objects we surround ourselves with.

Harriet is inclined to design through making; the result is a series of pieces. She finds it fascinating how a collection of objects can be placed together and immediately they become a series, a relationship develops between them. This interest extends to the display of the work. How an object is displayed can tell a story, can illustrate the ideas behind the piece, and can completely change the value the viewer places on the piece. Finding a way to illustrate the concept through context, gives craft depth and interest; a place.

Harriet Elkerton