Ellen McCann

Ceramic, Sculpture

Ellen McCann was born in rural Aberdeenshire and now lives in South Lanarkshire. A graduate from Gray’s School of Art, Ellen then went on to combine creating sculptures with a successful and rewarding teaching career. She is now working full time as a sculptor and exhibits regularly.

Having lived in the countryside all her life, this is her main source of inspiration. Both the landscape and her own garden provide endless opportunities for artistic response; her current focus is on points of change – for example: plants at various stages of their life cycle, landscape being shaped by the elements and fragile forms in nature. Natural growth and decay provide inspiration for her work.

Ellen McCann’s ceramic sculptures are formed using the coil and slab method. They are fired to 1250° which helps to protect them from low temperatures. The sculptures can therefore be placed outside where they look wonderful amongst plants. They are glazed either with a matt white glaze or with coloured oxides to enhance the forms.