About Elizabeth Denton
“I have always loved everything artistic for as long as I can remember from photography, interior design, graphic design, painting, mixed media, and Ceramics.”
My art comes from within. I don’t have a college degree, an art school degree, or formal training in any academic setting. However I have life experiences and feelings and hopes and a strong desire to connect with others, and these have evolved into a life plan to create Art. My intention to create art that is spiritual, evocative, and relatable, with emphasis on women’s fears, desires, expectations, and limitations.
I had built a successful business unrelated to Art, but in my heart it wasn’t really what I wanted to do for life. When I was in my late thirties I started looking for something more fulfilling. I was married at the time and also very much involved in spiritual training. I wanted to do something creative. There were things I worked on personally and I found I could combine my spiritual training, my desire to explore my own emotions at a deeper level, and connect with others by turning to art. In the earlier days I studied mixed media art which I found to be a process where I could pull inspiration from various sources and add layer after layer until I came up with something that had true meaning and depth. And then I took a big plunge retired from my business, went on an extended trip to Iceland with my husband, and found myself mesmerized by Works of Icelandic Ceramic Art. And I knew that’s what I wanted to do, that’s the direction I wanted to go. I found that working with clay allowed me to focus on form, depth and emotion in a raw and honest way.
Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.