Elisabeth Bailey is a ceramicist based in Kirkbymoorside.
The work is thrown in red earthenware and fired in an electric kiln. After first firing (1000°C) the pot is dipped in white glaze. Once this has dried, design is painted in hot wax using simple brush strokes, then dipped in transparent honey glaze. The wax resists the second colour so the drawing shows clearly. During second firing (1100°C) the wax burns away and outlines close moving with the shape of the form.
Elisabeth repeatedly draws the designs so very free animal outlines are achieved; her aim is for design and piece to become one.