Ellen Statz, Ceramic Artist
Raku, Murals, Wall Art, Tiles & Backsplashes

Pottery has been a passion of Ellen’s for 30 years.

Early in Ellen’s career, her love of texture led her to a fascination with crocodiles and alligators, and for a time she as known as the “Alligator Lady”. At one point, the urge struck to create a full sized crocodile. Kitchen chairs and table were cleared out to make room for a bench and large bucket of clay. The result was a very convincing seven foot long “croco-gator” that sadly did not survive the firing process. With several changes in technique, two large scale creatures now keep her company in the garden.

Her most recent work has focussed on botanical textures and impressions. While working with three dimensional forms Ellen rarely uses a template. She prefers instead to find the shape within each piece of clay, searching for the graceful lines and feminine shapes she is known for.

Her work is sold in BC and Alberta, and has found homes around the world.


Protector – Egg on Driftwood
A beautiful little egg on driftwood that seems to have an animal like form, carrying the egg safely on it's back.  The ceramic egg is hand built and fired in the "Naked Raku" technique.  A sword fern...
Luna – Egg on Driftwood
Luna - Ceramic Egg on Driftwood. An egg discovered in an unlikely place waiting to reveal itself.  Nestled high up with a pearly glow, this piece has me dreaming of a still clear moonlit night.  It is...
Tenacity – Egg on Driftwood
A egg clings precariously to an unlikely crevice in the wood.  This piece speaks to the fragility and tenacity of life, and the hope found within the egg form.   The hollow ceramic egg was hand formed...


“Oswald” Raku Octopus Mural
21 X 11. Form and design achieved by stretching the clay from underneath, then finalizing the drawing on the surface by hand
“A Weed”
Raku Botanical Mural. 13 X 20. Sold Leaves are impressed into a freshly prepared slab of clay. Design elements are added. The slab is cut into many smaller pieces for drying and firing. Mounted on a b...
“Ebb & Flow” Raku Kelp Wall Mural
27 X 14. Sold. The form and design achieved by stretching the clay from underneath, then finalizing the drawing on the surface by hand.
“Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum” Urns
12 “ x 6” (sold) Hand built, naked Raku with horse hair and cold finishes