Collectors, art enthusiasts, and friends of the Coalition know this is the best night of the year to acquire art from sought-after established and emerging artists – with ALL of the proceeds going to fund operations, exhibitions, and programming for the Kansas City Artists Coalition (KCAC). The quality and quantity of the art (at every…

“Vintage Japanese Rose” Ear Studs Materials: Porcelain, Glaze, Vintage Decal, Stainless Steel (Hypoallergenic) Size: (approximately) 0.5 x 0.5 x 0.75 Inches Available in blue, pink, and yellow

Vintage Japanese Rose & Chrysanthemum Porcelain Pendant Necklace w/ Swarovski Crystals, Handmade Glass Beads & Natural Freshwater Pearls | Ikebana, in the beginning, was very simple, constructed from only a very few stems of flowers and evergreen branches. This first form of ikebana is called kuge (供華).

KCUR | By Anne Kniggendorf Published October 31, 2020 at 5:00 AM CDT The Kansas City Artists Coalition will present its second annual “Coalesce” show, a merging of high fashion and fine art, on November 7. The world of runway shows and opening nights at galleries seems like a distant dream eight months into the…

I’m so excited to be the featured artist this month at ArtAxis.org – all proceeds via @ArtAxis support the artist and the 501(c)3 non-profit arts organization! ⁠ ⁠ https://shopartaxis.org/collections/melanie-sherman[link expired – check out more ceramics HERE]⁠ ⁠ ArtAxis.org is an evolving independent network of contemporary artists and their work. The mission of Artaxis is to…

Anderson Ranch: June 08-12, 2020 NOW July 05-09, 2021 Unfortunately, Anderson Ranch had to cancel all In-Person workshops for 2020, but since there was a strong interest in my class, they are postponing it until next year. I hope, if you signed up already, you can still participate! Or, if you still want to register,…

My dear customers, I am able to work on custom orders and ship orders out, no problem! My Webshop is always open for you and you can continue to order jewelry, ceramics, and china painting supplies. Gift-Certificates are a great way of supporting us small businesses, if you can! I moved my office and studio,…

“Off the Table, On the Body – Ceramic Wearables” featuring ceramic jewelry by Christen Baker, Cydney Ross, and Melanie Sherman will open at The Kansas City Urban Potters (KCUP) here in Kansas City (4 Westport Road * Kansas City, Missouri 64111) Come join us for the opening reception is this Friday, January 31st, 5-8 pm!…

Dear friend, I’m so excited to be heading back to Anderson Ranch Arts Center,⁠ in Snowmass, Colorado, to teach a 1-week workshop on June 08 – 12, 2020 about my favorite subject: China Painting, Luster, and Cold-Finishing Techniques on ceramics. There are still a few spots available and it would amazing if you would join…

Last week in my studio… errrrr… dining room:  I am replicating the imagery from my ceramics work onto a 2-D fabric surface, which I found pretty challenging! The vintage decals I use on my ceramics and my jewelry are painted on the front of a white gown. Stay tuned for more photos of this dress!!⁠⁠I am…

Sep 20 to Nov 3, 2019: Northern Clay Center, Main Gallery 2424 Franklin Avenue East, Minneapolis, MN, 55406  |  612.339.8007  |  Opening reception: Friday, October 11, 6 – 8 pm Mario Praz, an Italian-born critic, used a Latin phrase, horror vacui, to confront the Victorian fetish of visual clutter. Since that time, more than 100 years have…

Last week in my Studio: I was finishing up work for the Vanderslice Fundraiser, benefitting the Kansas City Art Institute, I was paired with chef Michael Corvino and sous-chef Jeff Workman from @corvinokc. I incorporated the raven, the Corvino Supperclub & Tasting Room logo, overlooking the patterns which were inspired by the iconic wall and…