Ella is a North Carolina transplant now living and working in Georgia. In college she majored in art but was never exposed to ceramics until years later when she took a continuing education class at a local college. Immediately she fell in love with the art of working with clay and knew she had found her medium. Ella is basically self-taught but has had the privilege of studying under well-known ceramists such as Rick Berman, Paul Lewing, Pete Pinnell and Robin Hopper. She has also studied at Arrowmont.
Ella exhibits and sells her pieces at shows across the Southeast and has been featured in the Bob Timberlake Gallery and catalogue. Her love of nature shows in the decoration that she adds to each hand-thrown piece. Slight variations make each piece an individual work of art.
Ella enjoys creating unique, functional pieces that are also decorative, and she says, “I hope everyone will love using them as much as I enjoy making them”.