Studio View: I switched it up a bit and designed a dress!! Instead of ceramics, glazes, decals, and metals, I got to work with fabric and paint! On view, this Saturday: click HERE for tickets! ⁠ Join @kcartistscoalition Saturday, November 2nd from 7- 9 pm, where seven local multidisciplinary artists will transform gowns donated by…

Please stop by Cerbera Gallery / 2011 Baltimore Ave. Kansas City, 64108 Dear Holiday Shoppers, our online store is empty while we are selling our ceramic jewelry at the Holiday Mart in Kansas City in October and the Holiday Boutique in Overland Park in November. We will be back with a full store in December.…

We will be at the Holiday Mart KC at Bartle Hall this weekend in Booth 303. If you are in Kansas City you should definitely stop by and say HELLO! We brought our entire jewelry inventory and have a killer booth set up this year!! Christmas came early this year and we are already in…

Some of my all-time favorite #Yunomis are STILL available at Clay AKAR !! #Handpainted #porcelain, vintage red flowers, #turquoise with 24k gold luster, Japanese patterns with a super intricate loop pattern. These were painted over the course of a couple of weeks and fired multiple times in order to layer the #linework, different colors, #vintage…

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…

A preview of a sketch for a wallpaper design for HORROR VACCIU at The Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis. It opened on Friday, September 20th with a FREE lecture on October 10th in the @northernclaycenter library at 6 pm. A walkthrough of the exhibition will be live-streamed on #NCC Instagram stories on Friday, October 11th…

This was me at my last outdoor ArtFair of the year – I have a few more events coming up in 2019 before I can plan things out for the new year. Fortunately, all upcoming shows/fundraisers/boutiques are inside and I am not exposed to the changing weather here in Kansas City. I’m never one to…

June 7, 2019  Yunomi Invitational opens online at 10:00 AM CST https://www.clayakar.com/collections/artist-melanie-sherman Definition of Yunomi (U-No-Me): A tea bowl, being taller than wide, 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 for daily (or informal) tea drinking. (images photographed…

Now Open: Handmade for your Valentine ☀️?❤️? ClayAkar’s 3rd Annual Valentine’s Day show featuring handmade ceramic jewelry from selected artists. Jennifer Allen, Jeremy Brooks, Carole Epp, Autumn Higgins, MyungJin Kim, Lorna Meaden, Didem Mert, Richard Neal, Liz Pechacek, Melanie Sherman, and Michelle Summers [Images by Clay Akar]

Shot glasses and sake cups [SHOP HERE] – These are now available ONLINE at Red Lodge Clay Center in Montana for their 2018 Holiday exhibition BLING – The walk-in opening  is on Friday, November 30, 2018 from 5-7 pm MT Exhibition Posted Online: Monday, November 5th, 2018 by 10 am MT Holiday Bling, our 2018 Holiday exhibition…