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.
Large Ellies ($135) measure approximately 7" x 7" x 10" and weigh approximately 24 oz.
A portion of the proceeds go directly to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Kenya.