Ellen Wilson-Pruitt is a internationally recognized porcelain artist. She began her porcelain painting study in 1990. Over the years she has attended various schools and special seminars in the US and abroad for intensive study in porcelain art.
Her artwork has been published in The China Decorator, The China Painter as well as the Porcelain Artist, three different international porcelain magazines. She was also had work included in the book “Filipe and Friends”. This book is a collector’s coffee table book including prominent porcelain artists from all over the world. Ellen’s main focus in subject is human and animal portraiture. Ellen has had examples of her work displayed at the international porcelain museum in Oklahoma City. She is the director of the Porcelain Art School of Indiana and has served as a teacher at various porcelain schools across the US.
She participated in a project and painted a place setting of china for the Indiana governor’s mansion. In 2018 she instituted and directed the Vice President Plate Project. A project of 39 Indiana china painters painted 100 reception plates for the Vice President Residence permanent collection in Washington, DC of which the only public viewing of these plates was held at the Art Sanctuary. She has been interviewed by local and national print and TV media about china painting.
She has served as president of the Indiana state porcelain as well as holding offices in WOCP and IPAT which are the two international porcelain organizations. She has served as a judge for the international china painting competition of IPAT and also judges various types of exhibits at county fairs throughout the state. She is very active in the fair industry. She has served as president of her county fair board and is an officer of the Indiana Association of Fairs and is a member of that organization’s Hall of Fame.
Her studio is located in the Art Sanctuary in Martinsville, Indiana. She was one of the first artists moving into the Art Sanctuary. After her husband passed away she moved from the farm in rural Morgan County and resides in town with her cat and her Sheltie.