There’s one thing so magical about pet portraits. No matter methodology is used for creating, it grabs any pet lover’s consideration once we see pets come to life via art work. I got here throughout Elf Ceramics’s Purfect Painted Pets division, which options tremendous cute ceramics with folks’s pets on them!
In accordance with Emma’s web site, her love of pets matched with a ardour for pottery helped to gas her to create Elf Ceramics. She says that,
“It was in my position as Supervisor for an area pottery portray studio in 2015 the place I found a ardour for ceramic portray, particularly pet portrait commissions and from the wonderful outcomes I might obtain utilizing translucent & semi opaque underglazes. It was then that the concept for Purfect Painted Pets was created.”
I just lately caught up with Emma hoping to function her cool work on my web site, and fortunately she agreed! She tells me that her small enterprise “was created to offer a singular, distinctive and bespoke service specialising in hand-painted pets, portraits and souvenir commissions on ceramic.”
How lengthy have you ever been portray pets?
I’ve been portray and drawing for over 25 years working inside many inventive roles and environments and particularly animals & pets since 2015.
It was in my position as Supervisor for an area pottery portray studio the place I found a ardour for ceramic portray, particularly pet portrait commissions and from the wonderful outcomes I might obtain utilizing translucent and semi-opaque underglazes. It was then in 2019 that the concept for Purfect Painted Pets was created.
In 2020 I arrange my web site —Elfceramics.co.uk—to include Purfect Painted Pets alongside extra companies as the corporate continues to develop develop and evolve.
Do you ship worldwide?
I’m primarily based in Whitley Bay within the UK and ship worldwide utilizing UPS courier service.
How does the method work if somebody commissions you to color their pet?
Right here’s how the fee course of works:
Step 1: UPLOAD YOUR FAVOURITE PHOTOS
All I require are a number of clear pictures that finest present your pets expression and persona, I’m completely happy to advise on the composition of your chosen picture and can ship an preliminary draft sketch so that you can approve.
Step 2: DECIDE ON SIZE & STYLE
Select your ceramic bisque measurement and elegance and whether or not you require the portrait to be wall hung, with or with no body or displayed on a wood stand.
Step 3: CUTENESS GUARANTEED
It’s usually as much as three weeks for completion throughout which I’ll ship a progress replace and a closing picture earlier than glazing and firing and posting.
What’s your purpose when creating your pet artwork?
I supply a heat, pleasant , skilled and dependable service with passionate consideration to element in creating your finest recollections on ceramic.
If you happen to’re in search of a singular bespoke portrait, souvenir or private present to recollect particular moments, I’m at all times completely happy to debate your necessities to create a superbly hand-painted reminiscence to treasure at all times.
What’s one thing you’d like folks to know in regards to the artwork that you simply create?
Every portrait is constituted of not less than 20-30 underglazes, these are extremely pigmented clay slips which are individually blended to attain delicate hues, tones and tints.
I really like the problem of predicting the ultimate color change as every color seems a lot lighter when utilized and dried. It’s solely when the underglaze fuses with the clear glaze throughout the kiln firing course of that the paint color deepens and improbable saturation and vibrancy are revealed. With the magic of kiln firing I can receive depth, dimension and brilliancy not at all times obtained in paint, pencil or pastel strategies or digitally created artwork.
If you happen to’d prefer to see extra of the superior work that Emma creates, don’t overlook to take a look at her website here. You may also sustain together with her on Instagram and Facebook, the place she shares all her newest work. I’d like to present a particular “thanks” to Emma for taking the time to reply my questions, and for permitting me to share her fabulous artwork with the entire CattitudeDaily readers!
All Photographs Courtesy of Emma Jeyes-Friendship — Elf Ceramics