"The California designer hand crafts simple materials into a saturated dreamscape of mosaic and refracted light. Her tiles are so unexpected and lush, even lace is reincarnated into glossy eternity..."
"Many of us walk by shattered glass strewn across sidewalks without giving the glass shards a second thought – other than swerving to avoid stepping on them. California based mosaic artist and principal of Ellen Blakeley Studio, Ellen Blakeley, on the other hand, sees a pool of glistening, broken glass as an artistic inspiration."
"Ellen Blakeley's work best exemplifies the relationship between the mosaic artist, or “scavenger,” and resulting work, or beneficiary of opportunity. Although she thanks no tangible God, Blakeley continually offers words of respect both of and to an indeterminate, natural force that both directs her artistic vision and provides the raw material for their realization."
"Ellen Blakeley's invention, dramatic mosaic tiles made from reclaimed tempered glass placed over jeweled backdrops and a collage of objects from leaves to lace, are sold in high-end showrooms in 10 states and Canada. The bulk of her work serves the sophisticated tastes of Manhattan, and has been applied everywhere from backsplashes and countertops to floors and fireplaces."