Ellen was born and raised in the small coastal community of Campbell River. As the daughter of a commercial fisherman, she has a long and direct connection with the sea and with nature.

In 2006, after a Fine Art Diploma at Malaspina College (now VIU) and Raku work at North Island College, while balancing career and family, she made the decision to work full time in the studio, and has never looked back.

“When I get my hands into the clay, all is right in my world. Clay is truly a magical material and I have not begun to exhaust the possibilities.”

Her most recent work has focussed on botanical textures and impressions. While working with three dimensional forms Ellen rarely uses a template. She prefers instead to find the shape within each piece of clay, searching for the graceful lines and feminine shapes she is known for.

Her work is sold in BC and Alberta, and has found homes around the world.

Come see some of Ellen’s incredible pieces at our gallery shop!


Wednesday – Saturday 10 -5
Sunday 10 – 2