Gifts of Art presents Blossom by Blossom: Elvish Ceramics

Gabrielle Soltis

Dahlias by Gabrielle Soltis, photograph by the artist. High resolution version available upon request. Dahlias by Gabrielle Soltis, photograph by the artist. High resolution version available upon request.
Gabrielle Soltis creates works from the Gyldenstjerne Porcelain Company lineage. The story goes that sometime in the early 1700s, a young Danish nobleman by the name of Einar Gyldenstjerne fell in love and married an Elvish woman named Gwyneira (surname unknown) who shared the family recipe for how to create hard-paste porcelain. The first items produced by the company are dated to 1715. Soltis’ porcelain flowers in this tradition are assembled meticulously petal by petal. She studied ceramics at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan and is interested in European history and fiction.