Elica Drybrough

Meet Ceramicist Elica Drybrough

Elica has produced a range for Heart Gallery that exhibits the beauty of clay in its natural organic form, with an emphasis on asymmetric shapes with bold textures.

Elica Drybrough

She discovered clay as a medium during her study in Art & Design at Dumfries College.

Elica Drybrough

Her enjoyment of experimenting with new clay forms, led to her current range of ceramics.

Elica Drybrough

Elica’s pots are press moulded, then partially coiled, and finally hand sculpted.

Elica Drybrough

She uses grogged clays with warm, earthen and organic tones in red, black, sand and terracotta colours.

Elica Drybrough

The emphasis is on the natural texture and colour of the clay. Erica avoids glazes where possible, in order to preserve an organic theme.

Elica Drybrough

The firings vary from earthen to mid-temperature, which produced darker and light tones for each individual clay.

Elica Drybrough

Elica’s most recent work includes her table lamps with a ceramic base. The electric light enhances the visual appeal of the ceramic.

Elica Drybrough

Elica’s work is with us for this Summer season at Heart Gallery. Head over to see us soon and take a piece away with you to enjoy. Follow Erica over on Instagram x