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Elisa Bartels, Sydney – Ceramic Artist, Cheesemonger, and all round Maker

July 19, 2014

Some of you may enjoy this feature article on Elisa Bartels.
It provides a little insight into what makes her tick.



2014-04-12 13.15.07 Elisa Bartels lives and works in her beautiful home in Collaroy Plateau. Her house, which she shares with her husband and step children, is filled with ceramics and artworks made by herself and other artists. Before meeting Elisa I didn’t realise what an interesting and creative person I had stumbled upon. Having been brought up speaking only Italian (she learnt English by watching Humphrey Bear) and having a background in cheesemongering,  her home is both down to earth and creative. While Elisa dabbles in many creative activities, including botanical dying and cooking, her passion is ceramics.

Her studio, built by her husband as a gift, sits in her front garden. Humble and without pretense, it is the workshop of a hardworking and practical creative.  It became very clear throughout the course of the morning that Elisa works in a completely unique way and this comes across in her pieces. Her…

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