Ellen Silberlicht earned her BFA in Ceramic and Ceramic Sculpture at Rochester Institute of Technology in the School for American Crafts along with her MA (also in ceramics) and teaching certification from Marywood University. She studied with Jocheved Marx in Israel during her senior year at RIT which opened her door to the world. Travel and nature have gone hand in hand in Ellen’s inspiration for her work.
As a practicing artist for over 40 years, Ellen has concentrated on 3-D forms in many different mediums. She has married her two favorite passions by playing off of one another with texture, color and form. The felted wool fibers compliment the Raku vessels while tantalizing the senses. The addition of glass beads help create the magic in each piece. “Combining these two materials challenges my creativity while stretching my imagination to see what adventures I will encounter. The creative spirit is alive and well, and can not be contained!”
Ellen’s work has been sold throughout the United States, Canada, and the Middle East and has been shown in galleries across the country. She has been recognized with several awards, which include honors at the Art of the State in Harrisburg, PA along with The Northeastern Biennial Show. The largest award has been a 30’x18’ billboard in the Poconos sponsored by ArtPop.