||Christine Watte and Ellen Williams both create whimsical, happy moods with their ceramic works that include mermaids and a variety of fish in bright glazes. Originally from Zurich, Switzerland, Christine Watte has moved around California, but for the last 20 years has lived in the beach city of Oxnard, CA. Being a self-taught, full-time artist , Watte keeps very busy. You will find her at the VCPG Pottery Gallery on most Tuesdays making her delightfully, cheerful array of fish and turtles. Ellen Williams was raised in Cincinnati. Early in life Williams found she had an inner need to express herself by painting and drawing. She now uses clay as the canvas of her creations. Each piece is a unique and original porcelain painting and takes on a sense of whimsy. The colors create a feeling of light-hearted happiness as one feels when taking a stroll through a beautiful blooming garden on a perfect day.