Angus Ellery was the father of artist-potter Peter ELLERY and the famed Cornish folksinger, Brenda Wootten. A signwriter by trade, he was very creative in his output of what his family teased him was 'chocolate-box art': boats, local scenes, etc. His technique was to build up in (marble) plaster on board, a simple scene which he would then paint in oils. His work was colourful and his paintings sold locally, though he never formally exhibited in galleries.
Angus worked with Peter and Brenda to set up the first Tremaen Pottery at Marazion, and continued to assist when the studio was moved to Newlyn.
works and access
Works incl: The Old Road to Land's End at Catchall 1951 (private collection); Trewarveneth (family collection)
Known for scenes of boats, roads, villages, that can still be found at fairs and second-hand shops
Signed work: A Ellery + date