Elaine is a ceramicist and a Los Angeles native. She received her MFA from California State University, Los Angeles in 1999, then moved from a town of 14 million to Tuscarora, Nevada, a town of 14. Her work has been exhibited at the Nevada Museum of Art, Oats Park Art Center, Marjorie Barrick Museum, Sierra Arts and The Holland Project. Elaine taught art for seven years at Great Basin College in Elko and twice received the Nevada Arts Council Fellowship Award. She is an instructor, co-director, and board member of the Tuscarora Pottery School and DoubleScoop Art.