Trained as a psychologist and linguist (Oklahoma State University, 1987, University of Oregon, 1989, University of Washington, 1994), Ela Das has been working in ceramics for 10 years. She claims that her life has come full circle since her first encounter with clay took place in the studio of ceramic artist Yannick Leider in Sopot in 1979. In 1993-94 she studied drawing and painting at the Seattle Community College and at the University of Washington. She broadened her knowledge and skills in ceramics during domestic and foreign courses and workshops (ICSA, Kecskemet, Hungary, 2012; Cogorderos, Universidad Popular de Gijon, 2015; workshops with Jim Whalen and Jan Lee, North Carolina, 2016). She took part in numerous Warsaw ceramics and design fairs. She has presented her works in galleries in Poland and abroad and at exhibitions (including group exhibitions of the Small Ceramic Form Biennale in the sculpture category, Wejherowo, 2020, Izabelin Cultural Center, 2013). She is also the author of "The Little Potter" creative clay projects manual for teachers and occupational therapy instructors. In 2013-2014, she ran an open studio, and from 2013 to March 2020, ceramics workshops for children at the British School of Warsaw.