Ellen has been working with clay for over thirty years and still gets excited when she unloads her kiln. Over the years, she has sold her work in galleries, museum gift shops and juried street fairs.
Her first experience with clay was handbuilding, however, she was always fascinated watching potters throw . Ellen finds it very special to start with a solid block of clay and end up with a functional piece of pottery that can be used in one's daily life.
While much of her work is still thrown, Ellen has gone back to exploring more sculptural handbuilt forms. She always looking at things in terms of what textural designs they might make on her clay.
Ellen works in her home studio with clay that is fired twice to a final temperature of 2322°F. Her work is also food friendly and dishwasher and oven safe.