Bev is an accomplished ceramic sculptor, painter, mixed media artist, printmaker, and jewelry designer. Ellis was the recent winner of the Surrey Art Galleries Clay Competition, Winner of the SSICA Ceramics Biennial People’s Choice Award, and a large scale Ceramic Installation for Vancity. Bev enjoys creating dynamic surfaces with clay. Her favourite muse is nature, where often beauty is found in brokenness. Her slab built oxidation fired sculptural forms have a realistic quality, drawing the viewer into forest textures of birch bark and fungi. Not content to replicate nature, Ellis plays with form and colour, creating fantastical sculptural shapes. Drawn to the outdoors and captivated by trees, Ellis’s work is rooted in hope, finding joy through nature’s lens. Bev has been requested to speak at conferences and Galleries, and has been Artist In Residence in many schools. She is published in Artist Journals, magazines, the Book of 100 Vancouver Artists: WeMakeStuff, and in The Crafted Dish: a Juried Collection of talented clay artists from Across Canada. Represented by several Galleries, she has exhibited her work throughout the Province, across Canada, and in the US. Her artwork is in corporate and private collections around the world.