Elisabeth Thorpe

Elisabeth was born and raised in Berne, studied interior design at the College of Architecture & Design in Brussels and in the Ceramic Department of the Geneva School of Decorative Arts.
Then she took art classes at the College of Art and Design in Hove, England, at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Geneva, Switzerland, at the Graphic Design School in Brussels, at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts Of Digne-les-Bains in France and then at the Academy of Contemporary Art in Gaienhofen-Horn in Germany.
Since 2003, she lives between Switzerland and France where she has a ceramic workshop located in Saint Jurs in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence close to Moustiers-Sainte-Marie.

After many years of creative activities based on painting, ceramics and graphics, the center of her work today is focused on the human body that she finds fascinating and unique.
With a quick line on paper or canvas, she captures vitality and movement, combining different techniques and materials such as acrylic, sand, ash, ink, charcoal, pastel, collage and Printing of Monotypes.
During these summers spent in her studio at Saint Jurs, she returns to her beginnings and plays with clay and fire, using mainly the technique of Raku.