Ellie studied Art and Design in 2014 at Oxford and Cherwell Valley College. She graduated from De Montfort University, Leicester in 2017 in Designs Crafts where she fell in love with glass and developed a passion for the craft. She is fascinated by the fluidity of hot glass and the control required to work with it. She particularly enjoys allowing the material to dictate the form of the pieces in a natural way and finds the effect colour can have on the form of a piece extremely interesting. She is inspired by the concept of urban decay, the way man-made structures become forgotten about and left to Mother Nature to reclaim.