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Ellie Richards

Mentor + Evening Presenter

Furniture Designer and Sculptor

Ellie Richards

As a furniture designer and sculptor, Ellie Richards is interested in the role the furniture and domestic objects play in creating opportunities for a deeper connection between people and their sense of place. Ellie looks to the tradition of both woodworking and the readymade to create eclectic assemblage, installation, and objects exploring intersections of labor, leisure, community, and culture. She is currently a 3 year resident artist at Penland School of Craft.


Studio visit / work critique, resume design and organization / cover letter/bio edits / advice on residencies, teaching (workshops and/or academic), studio layout/tool talk

Conference Sessions