About Me

A lifelong New Paltz resident, Elena Yess has been pursuing her passion for art since childhood. Always creating, assembling and designing, she took her first art class as a young child. Attending a small private school provided a nurturing environment for her as a growing artist. Continuing art studies throughout her education, she studied many different mediums and although painting was her focus during her first few years of college, it became clear that ceramics was her passion. After obtaining an Associate in Fine Arts/Visual Arts from SUNY Ulster, she transferred to SUNY New Paltz and focused her studies, joining the ceramics program and dedicated all her time and energy to perfecting her craft. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics from the State University of New York at New Paltz. 

She is the owner and Master Potter of Yess Pottery, an active studio in New Paltz, New York, where she lives with the love of her life and her two dogs, Ellie and Jake.

Follow Yess Pottery on social media at:

Instagram – @yesspottery

Facebook – Yess Pottery

To meet Elena, please see the event page for upcoming art shows and sales.

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