Connie Elek is a studio artist who splits her time between New Jersey and the Florida Keys. She creates ceramic art. Her love of nature transforms clay into beautiful functional works spanning teapots, bowls, mugs, plates, soup tureens, goblets, and birdbaths.
Her portfolio of non-functional and decorative pieces illustrates a unique display of handcrafted sculptures and urns. Nonfunctional work is created using various methods and materials. The colors and designs are formed by horsehair, feathers, seaweed, "found objects" metal shavings, pine cones and whatever else may be in the area. She also creates unique fruit and cheese plates from recycled glass bottles which are "slumped" in her kiln. In the last few years, she has painted on glassware and canvas. Her canvas work features vibrant underwater scenes from nature.
Connie has a variety of interests, which includes her passions for Organic Gardening, Metaphysics, and Energy Work. She is a Certified Reiki Master.
As an active Board Member of the Raritan Bay Medical Center, Connie supports the Integrative Medicine Program, which includes The Learning Garden, Massage, Reflexology, Reiki and Energy Medicine, and Guided Imagery.
You can hear Connie on her weekly radio show, "Listening to Your Inner Voice" on Elevated Radio where she discusses how she helps people with a variety of modalities as a Holistic Interventionist.
Active in her community, Connie is the current Commissioner of the Woodbridge Township Cultural Arts Commission and a Founding Member of the Woodbridge Artisan Gallery.
She is a Member of the Middlesex County Board of Realtors and the National Board of Realtors.
Connie exhibits in select shows in New York, New Jersey, and Florida. Her work is in many private collections as well. She has been featured in articles in The Star-Ledger and The Home News Tribune. She is married to Jim Elek, and together they have five children and eleven grandchildren.