Ellen Prophater: Artist ~ Designer ~ Entrepreneur

I’ve know Ellen for more years than I want to mention. We are related by marriage…sort of!!! Ellen is a talented interior designer and artist. She has been working in polymer since she met Barbara McGuire several years ago. Recently, Ellen spent a week with Cynthia Toops at Arrowmont.

From Ellen: “Cynthia brought many of the pieces in her book.  We were encouraged to choose a project.  They all seemed overwhelming.  Of course the scale of everything she does is tiny.  Her pieces used hundreds of components.  I chose a Rolodex bracelet as one of my projects.  I needed 300 individually cut leaves to complete one bracelet.  I ended up with enough for almost three bracelets.  I also made a small, abstract mosaic, not a micro mosaic.  To my astonishment I enjoyed making the mosaic and loved the class with the quirky, generous and fascinating Cynthia Toops.”

Ellen and Sue Sutherland are the owners of Filigree & More. (filigreeandmore@gmail.com). Gilders paste is a versatile product. I have used it to make a beautiful metallic layer in mokume gane applications. Ellen and Sue will have more ideas using filigree and the gilders paste on their web site in the near future.

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2 Responses to Ellen Prophater: Artist ~ Designer ~ Entrepreneur

  1. Ellen says:

    Thanks for including me in your new blog. If you had not mentioned polymer and Barbara, I might still be throwing pots and melting glass. Polymer is really a medium that sparks my creativity! So, I thank you again for introducing me.

  2. Eva says:

    i wish i could see more work of Hellen on the web!
    Thank you for this post!

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