BIOGRAPHY

Melissa is an Australian ceramic artist who lives in Scarborough, Moreton Bay, QLD. Her ceramic career spans over 20 years.
She was raised by parents who were passionate about the arts and they loved to be surrounded by pieces they collected over the
years. During her last year of school (1986), Melissa and her parents visited a family friend who is a master potter. It was a life changing moment, as she and her family arrived at his studio, just as he was opening his kiln. That was when Melissa decided that she wanted to become a ceramic artist and specialize in crystalline glazes.
Melissa’s work focuses on simple and elegantly shaped forms (which she throws on a potters wheel) to showcase the beauty of
crystalline glazes and porcelain with colours inspired by her natural environment surroundings.

EXHIBITIONS

Gallery and Gallery Shops (from 1990)
QLD Art Gallery Shop
New England Regional Art Museum
Makers Mark, Sydney and Melbourne
Bruce Watling Gallery, Gold Coast
Red Hill Gallery, Brisbane
Framed Gallery, Darwin and Katherine

COLLECTIONS

Qld Potters Association Collection
Private collections nationally and internationally

AWARDS

Best in 3D, Rotary Art Spectacular, Brisbane

EXHIBITIONS

2019: Stage Door Gallery, solo Exhibition, Redcliffe (upcoming)
2018: Redcliffe Art Gallery (foyer), solo exhibition, Redcliffe
1996: Fusions Gallery, solo exhibition, Brisbane
1995: Scarborough Art Gallery, group exhibition, Scarborough
1991: Warwick Art Gallery, solo exhibition, Warwick

EDUCATION

2002: Volunteer work in ceramics at Royal Blind Foundation QLD and MS QLD
1995: Completed – Post Graduate Certificate in Business Management (Arts Management), QUT, Brisbane
1994: Completed – Training by David Oswald – weekly, 6 month program – Master Potter (Coombahbah, Gold Coast)
1990: Completed – Associate Diploma of Arts (majoring in Ceramics), South Brisbane Institute of TAFE

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