Ellen Gerritse

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Ellen Gerritse has a unique and timeless way of expressing her self‚ proclaiming her individuality among a sea of contemporary artists. Though silversmithing is her first love, she prefers to combine metal works with other materials like paper to produce contemporary objects.

Ellen Gerritse taught fine art in Europe for a long time but had the opportunity to travel the world extensively. She has an unique and timeless way of expressing her self, proclaiming her individuality among a sea of contemporary artists. She is the creator of contemporary objects that make statements, at times personal becoming an integral part of a legacy that one can pass on to the next generation. Though silversmithing is her first love, Ellen prefers to combine metal work with other materials like paper mache to produce contemporary objects. Her designs are personal well beyond the concept of traditional jewelry but they also absorb the changes happening around them. The greatest influences on her work have come from living and working in Asia. Being constantly on the move, with a limited knowledge of local suppliers, she finds herself drawn to create objects from simple, accessible materials and the few tools close at hand. She finds this way challenging to her way of thinking.


2003    Redbud Gallery, Houston
2003    Kingwood Show, Kingwood
2004    Glassell School of Art, Houston
2004   Bering and James Gallery, Houston
2005    Houston Centre for Contemporary Crafts
2006    Fleury Gallery, Houston
2007    The Artful Corner, Houston
2007    Galveston Arts Centre, Galveston
2008    Pearl Finch Museum of Fine Arts,TX
2009    Post Art, Hulst
2010    Binnenstad Hulst/kunst in de etalage
2011    Atelier/beeldentuin Danielle Orelio, Burg-Haamstede
2012    Hanson Galleries, Houston
2013  Seoul Museum of History, South Korea
2014    GalerieGerritse, Middelburg
2015 GalerieGerritse
2016  KunstWacht , Veere
2017   Centrum Beeldende Kunst, Voorburg
2018 Lokaal 54 , Terneuzen
2020  GalerieGerritse
2021   tentoonstelling ‘water’  GalerieGerritse


*   Contemporary Bead & Wire Jewellery- Larkbooks   2007
*   Beading with pearls –  Larkbooks  2008
*   Stitched Jewels –  Larkbooks  2009
*   30-minute earrings – Larkbooks  2011
*   Bounty of Bead+Wire –  Larkbooks  2011
*   Bél, bél.  J.Cats   2012

Paper Series:
Hout, papier,sterling zilver







Crochet series:
Textile in metal
sterling silver, messing and silver plated wire




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Uit de serie “water”



Uit de serie ‘Robuust’