2021 YUNOMI INVITATIONAL at Clay Akar Opening on June 18th, 2021 at 10 AM CST Six of my Yunomis will be available here: https://www.clayakar.com/collections/artist-melanie-sherman Definition of Yunomi (U-No-Me): A cup with a trimmed or turned foot, without a handle. Unlike the more formal Chawan tea bowl, which is used during the Japanese tea ceremony, the Yunomi is made…

Mark your calendars for the opening of Radius Gallery’s 6th Annual Ceramics Invitational on April 23 & 24. We’re so excited about this year’s roster of amazing artists:

Katriona Drijber, Stuart Gair, Iva Haas, Clara Grace Hoag, Chris Kelsey, Brett Kern, Suze Lindsay, Courtney Murphy, David Regan, Andrew Rivera and Melanie Sherman

with a special appearance by Pablo Picasso

Offering a broad range of sculptural, functional and wearable ceramics, the exhibition represents an impressive snapshot of contemporary clay arts in America today. Please join us!

Upcoming shows for 2021: River Oaks Art Center, Alexandria, Louisianariveroaksartscenter.com7th Annual Dirty South CupApril 9 – May 22, 2021 Radius Gallery, Missoula, Montana radiusgallery.com5th Annual Ceramics Invitational 24 April – 6 June 2020 Clay Akar, Iowa City clayakar.com15th Yunomi InvitationalOpening June 18th, 2021 Belger Crane Yard Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri belgerarts.org/belger-crane-yard-studios Still Shakin’ Opening November 5…

China paint, luster, and cold-finishing techniques are used all over the world to finesse and highlight many qualities of the ceramic form. These surface decorations are used for expressing cultural heritage, storytelling, color theory and more. In this 2-hour demonstration workshop, Melanie will demonstrate how she marries the ceramic form and surface imagery with layer…

I’ve been working on a set of matching necklaces and ring sets since the Spring. The interesting part is to incorporate Fine and Sterling Silver with some Gold elements, sometimes 14k Gold, sometimes Brass, and compliment the Vintage Decals, which have a layer of Gold Luster printed onto them. It transforms every piece into one-of-a-kind…

3-Month Necklace Club Subscription includes: – You will receive ONE necklace every month, for 3 months – Surprise colors & styles -OR- specify your preferences of metal colors: Choose between Silver and Gold – Max size: 26in | Min size: 18in (chain-length) – All pieces are handmade – Each pair has a retail value of…

3-Month Dangle Club Subscription includes: – You will receive ONE pair of ear dangles every month, for 3 months – Surprise colors & styles -OR- specify your preferences of metal colors: Choose between Silver and Gold – Max size: 57mm | Min size: 35mm (drop-length) – All pieces are handmade – Each pair has a…

3-Month Stud Club Subscription includes: – You will receive ONE pair of ear studs every month, for 3 months – Surprise colors & styles -OR- specify your preferences of metal colors: Choose between Silver and Gold – Clip-Ons available – Max size: 16mm | Min size: 10mm – All pieces are handmade – Each pair…