“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.”

You may contact Ellen at:

poddery@yahoo.com  or (925)673-5141


Ellen Sachtschale

Ceramic Artist & Instructor

Ellen Sachtschale is best known for the natural forms of her Garden Vessels and Blessing Bowls.  She shares her original ceramic techniques in workshops and in courses she teaches at Civic Arts Education in Walnut Creek, CA and at workshops throughout the U.S..    She lives in Clayton, CA.   Click on the categories above to see more of Ellen’s work!