Ellen Abby Reiss is a 86 years young native New Yorker who loves creating beautiful sculptures. Originally known for making Roses out of clay, Ellen started this pursuit after her husband passed in 2013, and looks forward to creating these works every week, which all seem to share a magical calming quality. Not big on social media, she leaves that to her sons and grandkids, but does like that every member of her family can enjoy at least one of her creations.
Q&A with the Artist
How would you describe your art in three words?
Relaxing, pleasant, clay.
Where/how do you gather inspiration?
I look through books and magazines and formulate ideas.
What do you hope audiences retain from your work?