Ella Bendrups

Ella Bendrups — Medium Barrel Fired White Raku Vase | Sculpture


Ella Bendrups is a ceramic artist based in Melbourne, Australia. Utilising solely hand-building techniques, Ella creates innate forms refined for a modern context. 

With a background in styling supported by studies in Communication Design and Interior Design and Decoration at RMIT University, Ella began social ceramics classes in late 2015 before progressing to a self-led explorative practice. 

Ella hand-builds each of her pieces in a home studio, working on one small group of related pieces at a time. 

Barrel Fired Series

A small collection of one off pieces from the 2020 Winter Solstice barrel firing. The bisque fired pieces were nestled in straw in a barrel with pruned tea tree and moonah branches from the garden of the family property. The fire was lit at sunset and fed into the evening, a piece of corrugated iron placed as a lid over the barrel overnight to retain heat. When cool, the pieces were recovered the next day and washed with soapy water to reveal the new surface designs before being treated with a Liquid Quartz sealer.  

Ideal for use as an art object or vase. Please note it is always recommended to place ceramic pieces on a trivet or runner to protect surfaces from potential damage, especially when being used as a vase.

Materials: white raku clay

Dimensions: approx. 14cm x 9cm

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