Elly was educated at the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam as a graphic designer. 25 Years she
has pursued the profession and has subsequently focused on visual arts.
But also textiles and applied arts had her attention. Discarded items and leftovers
inspired Elly to make new beautiful things of. The environment, the exploitation of
child labor and manpower involved in upcycling.
Elly is next craftsman also (cats) mother, wife and grandmother, is born and grow up
in Amsterdam, but lives nowadays in Drenthe.