Elaine Coleman
Birth Date: 1945

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Tom and Elaine Coleman have worked together for over 35 years. The Colemans originally worked in Oregon in the style of their friend Frank Boyden, but they relocated to Nevada when Tom was offered a teaching position at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas. He taught until 1992 and then began devoting all his time to his Coleman Studios and Gallery, near Las Vegas, although he continues to teach at workshops. Taking inspiration from Chinese porcelains, the Tom and Elaine Coleman work in porcelain and stoneware, and their work often feature carved surfaces that reveal patterns through glaze pooling. In Elaine’s work – the couple support each other. Tom will create the object, often in porcelain, and then Elaine will complete the intricate carving.