Melbourne-based ceramicist Ella Reweti first started exploring pottery during her postgraduate studies in anthropology, making ‘wonky little pinch pots’ for her friends. When the PhD didn’t work out, Ella scored a job as a pottery assistant, and discovered her love for handcrafting pieces. Slowly but surely, she built up her skills working for other makers, but it wasn’t until she had her baby (now 15-month old, Hemi!) that she had the opportunity to really invest in her own practice.
Fast-forward to now and Ella is making some of the most coveted ceramics pieces around. She’s developed a distinct style for her planters, vases and tableware with their soft, corrugated edges. ‘This is the first time (maybe ever!) that I’ve not had to supplement my income with a job in hospitality, and that feels really good.’ Go Ella!