Melissa Mead | Side Plate Lipped | Cream on Toast
Melissa Mead is an American born New Zealand potter. After being mostly self-taught for 10 years she has immersed herself in the Auckland Ceramics Community. Through the generosity of some of the best New Zealand potters she has learned techniques from coiled forms to printing on clay. Melissa has experience with a multitude of firing methods, glaze theory and surface decoration. She draws inspiration from the inspiring Aotearoa and our connections to one another. Melissa began teaching pottery classes in South Africa. Her approach as a tutor is to share clay at all levels. The clay itself is of nature - a material of the earth - and a tutor in it’s own right.