About PuMP TROLLEY & MATTHEW ELLIS
Pump Trolley Atelier is the imaginarium, makerspace and studio of Matthew Ellis, located in spectacularly beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.
Matthew Ellis, has had a highly productive, diverse and adventurous career as an artisan.
After graduating from a gifted and talented fine and performing arts high school program, Matthew opted to submit to a formal rigorous 4-year crafts apprenticeship with the acclaimed Rochester Folk Art Guild, in New York.
His training included fine woodworking, traditional furniture making, reproducing international folk toys, canoe & small boat restoration, and the general study of traditional folk life,
This was followed by several years as a journeyman, in which Matthew worked in the preservation, restoration and sailing of historic wooden boats and ships, while pursuing academic studies in art.
Matthew completed his formal academic education in design, illustration, new media, & art history, graduating with highest honors (summa cum laude) from Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston (which included studies at Massachusetts Institute of Technology as well as residencies at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Maine.)
He has worked with prominent museums, international cultural preservation organizations, production design companies, and commercial art galleries. Matthew has won numerous awards and taught fine woodworking at the college level.
Matthew also works professionally in the film industry, specializing in prop-making and film/stage carpentry as a member of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees 'IATSE' (Local 480, Santa Fe, NM). (Period reproductions are so much fun to build!)