About Studio Nadeau
Studio Nadeau is the production and teaching facility of Ellen Nadeau. Clay classes are offered in handbuilding, wheel throwing, functional and sculptural forms. Beginning, intermediate, advanced and children's classes are available. I want to encourage artists and novices to come and have fun, and enjoy learning about clay and glazes.
Have you always wanted to try making cups and bowls on the wheel? Are you an intermediate level and would like to improve on your ideas and techniques? Do you have children that would enjoy learning to sculpt and create with clay? We hope to have something for all of you in our class offerings. For advanced potters with their own materials and equipment, we can offer you space and studio memberships.
At the same time, you will see my creative process and techniques for my own work.
For more information about purchasing work, or signing up for a class please contact us:
Studio Location: 2997 Broadmoor Valley Road, Suite 5, Colorado Springs, CO 80906
“I have always enjoyed the interplay of landscapes and the human figure in my work. Writers like John McPhee and Annie Dillard are kindred spirits in how I see the natural world. My expression of the figure descends from Bodhisattvas, the Greek Korai and Matisse. These new forms are more at ease than my earlier work and seem to dance with one another.” ~ Ellen Nadeau
Ellen Nadeau is an internationally known artist with works in corporate and private collections in North America and Europe. Since receiving a M.F.A. degree from the Univ. of Michigan in 1981, she has held university faculty positions in Chicago, Denver and the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Aix-en-Provence, France. The work has been exhibited in numerous juried and invitational shows and by galleries in the U.S., Canada, and France. Nadeau's work is found in the collections of Chemical Bank Corporation, N.Y., Norman DeHaan and Carl Kaufman, Chicago, Kaiser Permanente, and many private collections in North America and Europe.
Resume For Ellen Nadeau
M.F.A. 1981 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
B.F.A. 1978 University of Colorado, Boulder
2021 Opening of Studio Nadeau Pottery classes in Colorado Springs, CO
2018 - 20 Mill Valley Potter’s Studio, Mill Valley, CA
2001-2007 Founder and Director, Hidden Valley Artist Retreat, San Diego, CA
1990-94 University of Denver, Visiting Head of Ceramics programs, School of Art, Denver, CO.
1990 - 94 University of Colorado, Denver; Instructor, beginning and advanced drawing.
1990 - 94 Metropolitan State College, Denver; Drawing instructor.
1988-90 Ecole des Beaux Arts, Visiting Artist and Head of Ceramics programs, Aix-en-Provence, France
1981 - 85 Rockford College Department of Art, Associate Professor, Head of Ceramics programs, Rockford, Illinois
2018 - 20 Marin Open Studios at Wheelhouse, Marinship Studios, Sausalito, CA
2019 Marin County Fine Arts Exhibit at the Civic Center, San Rafael, CA
2004 Sculptor's Guild, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA
2003 Invitational Sculpture Show, Phoenix Bronze Foundry, San Marcos, CA
1998-2001 Moxley-Narrano Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1996-97 Rio Grande Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona
1996-97 Debra Hudgins Fine Art, Sante Fe, New Mexico
1996-97 Highlands Sculpture Gallery, Monterey, California
1995-96 Sausalito Fine Art Gallery, Sausalito, California
1993-96 Houshang's Gallery, Sante Fe, New Mexico
1994-96 Valerie Miller Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA
1994 Ron Seigle Gallery, Seattle, Washington
1994-96 Leslie Schlesinger, West Palm Beach, Florida
1993-94 Scheider and Assc. Gallery, Toronto, CANADA
1994 Emmanuel Gallery, Denver, Colorado
1986-94 Joan Robey Gallery, Denver, Colorado
1992 Invitational at Pirate Contemporary Art Oasis, Denver, Colorado
1992 Installation at University of Denver School of Art Gallery
1990 Group Show, Ecole d'Art, Aix-en-Provence, FRANCE
1988 "New Trends in Paper",Invitational at Contemporary Gallery of Art, CO
1986-88 "Colorado Clay" Foothills Art Center, Golden, Colorado
1984 Two Artist Show , Contemporary Art Workshop, Chicago, Il
1984 Invitational at the Rockford Art Museum
1983 Commission for Ceramic Mural, Clark Place Lobby, Chicago, IL
1982 "Chicago Vicinity Clay",Chicago, Illinois
1981 "Michigan Artists 80-81", Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan