Ellies are made with stoneware clay and finished with red iron oxide, which gives them a metallic finish. Aesthetically, they feel as if they could have been cast in bronze. They are created using a few techniques: the legs and tail are pulled clay, the ears are cut from a slab, and the trunks and bodies are thrown on a wheel. Please note that the photos shown here are examples: since each Ellie is handmade, natural variations will occur piece to piece.
Small Ellies ($85) measure approximately 3" x 3" x 4.5" and weigh approximately 5 oz.
Medium Ellies ($110) measure approximately 5" x 5" x 7.5" and weigh approximately 15 oz.
Large Ellies ($135) measure approximately 7" x 7" x 10" and weigh approximately 24 oz.
You can also find Ellies at Mag.Pi in Studio City, California.
A portion of the proceeds go directly to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Kenya.
Ellies are created and fired at Berman Ceramic Arts (North Hollywood, CA), and a private pottery studio in North Carolina, by I. Nelson Rose and Hamish Jackson. Concept created by I. Nelson Rose.