Fallis Elliott has lived and worked in downtown New York City since 1973.
She first began making pots at the School
of Art in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada & counts the summer in 1964 spent
at Penland making
pots, as a determining point in her life.
is a studio potter; she lives and makes pots in her loft on Greenwich
St. in Tribeca. She primarily concerned with the relationship between
shape and function. Although, her work is one-of-a-kind, they are usually
done in series. Her teapot and cup shapes have evolved over many years,
but her watering can shapes are new; they were started in the fall of
1999. Most of her work is glazed with a black metallic-looking glaze that
contains a lot of wood ash & is fired in an electric kiln.
Elliott grew up drinking tea. The vessels used to make a pot of tea are
also used for contemplation; a cup of tea can be a peaceful moment in
the middle of the day that regenerates the body and the soul.