Melanie makes ceramic wall panels that are layered with richly coloured slips and glazes and then, stoneware fired to 1260°. These abstract pieces are inspired by the colours, surface textures and weathered architectural details found in the hilltop towns and mountains of Provence. Other pieces are inspired by the rock formations and coastlines of the Cornish and Welsh landscapes.
Through her love of experimenting with glazes, Melanie has developed a range of porcelain pendants. Each pendant is unique and is finished with one of her favourite glazes including the beautiful but temperamental crystalline glaze. The objective of this fascinating glaze is to produce a visible crystal growth on the surface of the pendant. The pendants hang on waxed cotton and are light and comfortable to wear.
Melanie works from her studio in Kings Heath and has exhibited in several solo shows in London and the Midlands as well as contributing to many group exhibitions.