journal

  • the tiny house

    As part of Sydney Craft week we wanted to share the story of our iconic tiny house. The tiny house was first created as a way for Eloise to test gl...
  • elph ceramics studio

    We are excited to announce our new elph ceramics studio located in Exeter, NSW. As part of Sydney Craft Week we would like to welcome you to explor...
  • in the studio with Holly Macdonald

    Holly is an emerging ceramic artist originally from Sydney but now based in Melbourne. Recently we asked her a few questions to see how she's going during the lockdown and what she is looking forward to once restrictions are eased.
  • in the studio with Alessandro Di Sarno

    Formally a chef, Alessandro has a deep understanding of the relationship between food and how it is displayed on ceramic forms. Recently we asked Alessandro about his experience during lockdown and what he is looking forward to once restrictions are eased.
  • in the studio with angela butler

    Angela Butler creates one-off functional ceramics from porcelain and stoneware clays. We recently asked her some questions about how she's finding these times of social distancing. 
  • In the studio with Little White Dish

    Deb Taylor, the ceramic artist behind Little White Dish, has been making for 25 years. We recently asked her some questions about how she's finding these times of social distancing. 
  • in the studio with alessandro di sarno

    Formally a chef, Alessandro has a deep understanding of the relationship between food and how it is displayed on ceramic forms. 
  • introducing: ena products

    As a ceramic artist, Eloise’s hands are always in water and covered in clay. She find this really dries out her skin and can leave her hands fee...
  • Moments with tea

    One of our daily rituals at elph store is an afternoon cup of tea. One afternoon we stopped to think about this ritual and how beautiful tea mixed with beautiful ceramics impacts our other daily rituals. In this week's elph journal, Eloise ruminates on the place of tea in her life.

  • in the studio with ghost wares

    Ghost Wares is a Melbourne based ceramics studio with an emphasis on creating objects that are elegant but playful. Recently we asked Matthew to share a few insights into his practice.
  • How are handmade ceramics made? Part three: mould making

    Mould making is a common practice in studio pottery in Australia. Moulds allow ceramicists to create multiples of the same object, create specific parts of objects or to use as an alteration tool. 
  • How are handmade ceramics made? Part Two: hand-building

    Part 2: Hand-building Hand-building refers to a multitude of making techniques which predominately use hands to create. In contrast to throwing on...