Ursula Goebels-Ellis


Academic Background/Credentials

American Art Therapy Association (No.85-067), Reston, VA

A.T.R. 1985

University of Illinois, Chicago, IL, Art Therapy

M.A. 1983

University of Illinois, Chicago, IL, Psychology

B.A. 1979

Juried Exhibitions/Invitational (selected)







Group Shows


Honors and Awards






Permanent Collection





Ceramics: Art and Perception, International. 40:63-65, June 2000. "Outer Reaches of Inner Space".

Ceramics Monthly. February 2002, Volume 50number 2, pgs 77 - 80, "The Making(s) of a Sphere".


Presentations (selected)

Moring Arts Center, Asheboro, NC, 13th NC Potters Conference & Invitational Show, 2001

Clayworks, Durham, NC, 2001

Triangle Potters Guild, Raleigh, NC, 2000



Tri State Sculptors Educational Association

1999 - Present

National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts

1998 - Present

Clayworks, Durham, NC

1997 - Present

Triangle Potters Guild, Raleigh, NC

1997 - Present


Professional Experience

Ceramic Artist Durham, NC (working in clay since 1969)

Creating sculptural art work emphasizing through archeological presence, form, and presentation the origin of things and universal interconnectedness.

Feb. 1997-present


Clinical Associate, Duke University Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry, Durham, NC

Held faculty appointment while fulfilling clinical, administrative, and teaching responsibilities.

July 1987-Feb. 1997


Substance Abuse Counselor, Wake County Alcoholism Treatment Center, Raleigh, NC

Provided crisis intervention and educational/therapeutic services to patients and their families.

Aug. 1985-July 1987


Psychotherapist/Art Therapist, Burr Ridge Educational Center, Burr Ridge, IL

Treated students of an alternative high school by utilizing art as a therapeutic technique.

July 1982-Aug. 1984


Office Manager, RG Service, Addison, IL, Schuler Presses America, Hinsdale, IL

Managed offices for German companies while raising a family and continuing my education.

Aug. 1976-Aug.1981


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