Jude studied Fine Art, and became a potter when she married John Jelfs. Over the last few years, she has returned to her roots, combining pottery with painting and sculpture in her current work. Her ceramics range from flat, almost two-dimensional, slab-built vessels, in earthenware or porcelain, to 3-dimensional stoneware pieces. Some pieces are made in editions or series. Others are one-offs. Jude also works in bronze. Her work is on show at galleries all over the UK, as well as in her studio in the Cotswolds. She is a professional member of the Craft Potters’ Association.
The body of work in this exhibition uses colours inspired by the Bloomsbury movement, which remains in vogue and is currently enjoying a revival.Her work is a slab-built unglazed earthenware with vitreous slips & scraffito. Glazed inside.
The vase has an regular, symmetrical shape with two handles on the sides. It is a representation of a two naked woman's body. Averse shows on the left side female nude form from the back (blue body), and on the right female nude form from the front (green body). Reverse is painted grey and shows birds.
The shape of the body, birds have been drawn with eroded white or grey lines.
The work is signed and titled on the reverse.