Ellen O’Sullivan received her undergraduate degree from Hofstra University where she majored in Fine Art, but her interest in ceramics really began with classes she took at Greenwich House Pottery and The 92nd Street Y. She pursued her growing infatuation with clay at the Penland School of Crafts and Alfred University, and eventually received her MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art.
Her discovery of porcelain, the tension between its delicacy and strength, the way it captures movement and light, the clarity of even the subtlest color combinations is an ongoing exploration.
Participation in the Kohler Company’s Arts and Industry program led to Ellen’s involvement with the slip casting process which she uses to make most of her pieces. She often uses various woods and metal together with the clay, finding their combination mutually enhancing.
Ellen has exhibited throughout the United States, France, and Germany. She has completed a variety of commissions for private clients and has worked with architects and interior designers. She lives in Newburgh, New York where she maintains EOS Studio.
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