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Lawrence, KS – In the creative world, most people yearn for perfection. For many artists, it takes time to hone their craft to the point of their own personal acceptance. This rings true for Ellie Blair, award-winning crystalline pottery maker and founder of Ellie Pots Inc.
Every piece Ellie creates has been crafted in her home-based studio. She is a one-woman show competing against much larger pottery production plants. “Their process is the same as mine only they have about 50 people to carry out the different tasks, this allows them to crank out a lot more products. I’m going to make my work exact, precise, and as perfect as it can be. I believe in making one-of-a-kind products. No duplicates. If it’s not perfect it’s not sold.” She also has a lot of different glazes. This is an area where she likes to experiment.
Perfectionism can pay off. In 2010, Ellie officially changed the company name to Ellie Pots Inc., and her work available via website www.elliepottsinc.com, started receiving orders from all across the country. Multiple galleries have featured her work including Abbey Lane Gallery in Creede, Colorado, and The Phoenix Gallery at her hometown of Lawrence, Kansas. Ellie is being further honored this year by being one of the recipients of the Orton Cone Box Show Award presented by the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts. “This is truly an honor for me and I am so appreciative,” Ellie exclaims.
On Episode 2 with host Doug Llewelyn, Ellie will discuss her current and future product lines she has in the works as well as her goals for holiday themed products. For more information visit http://www.elliepotsinc.com.
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