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Ellen Silberlicht

"My studio is my passage to adventure with unlimited possibilities! Combining my love of clay and fiber constantly motivates my imagination, gives me great joy, and engages my creative spirit. "

Ellen Silberlicht has married her two favorite media, clay and felt. She plays with the unique forms, vibrant colors, and deep textures of these contrasting materials, creating a harmonious balance. Embellishing with mixed media gives the pieces their finishing touch. Joy and humor are present in Silberlicht's work. She finds both to be necessary in her daily life as well as in her artwork.

Ellen Silberlicht's raku vessels are textured by applying sodium silicate on the outside of a cylinder, which is dried and expanded. The vessel is then raku fired. Fibers are then chosen, and the felting and forming begin. Felting occurs when wool, warm soapy water, and massaging are combined. Most pieces have armatures underneath the felted forms. Glass beads and other mixed media are hand stitched for embellishment.

Ellen Silberlicht's youth was filled with fiber arts and creativity. Destined to become a potter from an early age, she attended Rochester Institute of Technology. She worked with Jocheved Marc, a leading Israeli ceramic artist, while finishing her BFA. Always loving to learn, Silberlicht consistently attends workshops in clay and felting throughout the country, exploring methods and skills and adding to her innovative vocabulary.

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Puffin Vessel
Ceramic Vessel

$ 1,200
Raven at Home
Ceramic Vessel

$ 1,200
Frog Vessel
Ceramic Vessel

$ 1,200
New Morning
Mixed-Media Sculpture

$ 1,800
Reflecting the Sun
Mixed-Media Sculpture

$ 3,600
Garden Pleasures
Mixed-Media Sculpture

$ 3,200
Blue Wave II
Mixed-Media Sculpture

$ 2,800
Morning Dew
Mixed-Media Sculpture

$ 1,800
Seduction
Mixed-Media Sculpture

$ 2,600
Encrusted
Mixed-Media Sculpture

$ 2,800
As Our World Turns
Mixed-Media Sculpture

$ 3,200
Wild Spores
Mixed-Media Sculpture

$ 3,800
Approaching Autumn
Mixed-Media Sculpture

$ 4,200
Forest Floor
Mixed-Media Sculpture

$ 2,800
Enduring Harvest
Mixed-Media Sculpture

$ 3,800
Under Water World
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 3,600
Smokey Mountains
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,800
Plenty for All
Mixed-Meida Sculpture

$ 3,800
Contemplation
Bronze Sculpture

$ 3,000
$ 2,100
Reaching for Hope
Ceramic & Fiber Sculpture

$ 4,400
$ 3,080
Red Dot
Mixed-Media Sculpture

$ 2,200
Hidden Secrets
Ceramic & Fiber Sculpture

$ 2,200
$ 1,540
Summer Blues
Ceramic Sculpture

$ 1,600
$ 1,280
Sunflower
Ceramic Sculpture

$ 1,600
$ 1,280
Goldfish
Ceramic Sculpture

$ 1,000
$ 600
Blue Chameleon
Ceramic Sculpture

$ 1,600
$ 960
Polar Bears
Ceramic Sculpture

$ 800
$ 560
Green Fish Vessel
Ceramic Sculpture

$ 1,000
$ 600
Welcome the Day
Ceramic & Fiber Sculpture

$ 3,200
Desert Spiral
Ceramic & Fiber Sculpture

$ 3,200
Court Jester
Ceramic & Fiber Sculpture

$ 2,800
Temptation
Ceramic & Fiber Sculpture

$ 3,200
Purple Passion
Ceramic & Fiber Sculpture

$ 3,800
Balance
Ceramic & Fiber Sculpture

$ 2,800
Come Closer
Ceramic & Fiber Sculpture

$ 2,800
The Climb
Ceramic Vessel

$ 950
$ 570
Swimming Around
Ceramic Vessel

$ 950
$ 570
Gentle Giant
Ceramic Vase

$ 1,150
$ 805
Chameleon
Ceramic Vessel

$ 1,600
$ 800
Sneaking Around
Ceramic Vessel

$ 1,150
$ 690
Stars on Top
Ceramic Vase

$ 1,300
$ 780
Mardi Gras
Ceramic & Fiber Sculpture

$ 3,200
Instinctive Emergence
Mixed-Media Sculpture

$ 3,800
Joy-Filled Day
Ceramic & Fiber Sculpture

$ 3,600
Begin Again
Ceramic & Fiber Sculpture

$ 4,800
Global View
Mixed-Media Sculpture

$ 3,200
Prickly Pear
Mixed-Media Sculpture

$ 3,200
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Teapot Invitational, Morgan Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, 2017
Cherry Creek Art Festival, Cherry Creek, Denver, CO, 2017
American Craft Expo, Botanical Gardens, Evanston, IL, 2017
San Angelo Nat'l Competition, San Angelo Museum, San Angelo, TX, 2016
Hope Horn Gallery, University of Scranton, Scranton, PA, 2017
Alliance Gallery, Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, Narrowsburg, NY, 2017