Ellen Sachtschale is best known for her Garden Vessels and Seeds of Gratitude. She teaches regularly at the Center for Community Arts in Walnut Creek. She shares her techniques for creating organic forms and richly textured surfaces in workshops throughout the U.S. Ellen resides in Clayton, CA.
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Though plant-like, my works reflect many qualities of the human spirit. Some conceal and protect their inner selves, while others celebrate in full bloom. Still, others swell in willing anticipation of great growth.
I often use the pod as a metaphor for life because of its simple beauty and the unseen potential of the seed within.