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,…

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…

I had such a great time with the students at FHSU in Hays, Kansas – it is so awesome to see where everybody goes with their creativity when you just “play” with a bunch of colors and some glitter… ok… china paint and gold luster, in this case. I had a blast with the students,…