Plaster (Bas) Reliefs and Plaster Art

by Master Decorative Artisan, Ellie Ellis

Sharing my passion for the ancient art of bas (plaster) relief with students from around the world, ​and creating one of a kind, custom commissions.

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bas-relief (pronounced “bah ree·leef”) is a sculpture technique in which figures and/or other design elements are just barely more prominent than the (overall flat) background. The technique dates back as far as 30,000 years ago when reliefs were found in caves.

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Ellie Ellis

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Ellie, the class I took at your studio was one of the absolute best, most creative classes I had the privilege to participate in. Besides being one of the most gracious, caring, loving, wonderful persons on this planet, your instruction, patience, and gift of sharing your art was an experience I will treasure. I couldn’t believe what we were able to learn and accomplish in 3 short days. I can’t wait to use my new skills out in the real is a fascinating, addicting and beautiful medium and there are endless ways to incorporate this into my business. I would gladly take many more classes from you and I look forward to the next one. Anyone and everyone should consider this class as something incredible to learn..even if you think you could never carve and create something, you will be amazed at how easily Ellie walks you through the process, and the masterpiece you will go home with!

– Anna Saddler
Group photo of student-artists in one of Ellie's classes