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Melanie BrownImage Gallery

Contact Details

Studio: Garden Cottage, Coldbrook, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales, NP7 9ST. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 (0)1873858015
Fax: +44 (0)1873 854839
Email:
Web-site: www.melaniebrownporcelain.com
Availability: Call to make an appointment. Most times are convenient

Directions: Tricky to find the last half mile, call for directions

Last Updated: 2011-09-05

Current work

Current work

Porcelain, reduction fired.
Teapots shown in groups with silver, cane, rubber and beech additions

Work generally available from:
The Gallery at Ruthin Art Centre.
Llantarnum Grange Art Centre.
The Art Shop, Abergavenny.
St Davids Hall, Cardiff

Other Information:
I am available for lectures,demonstrations or workshops

I am the co-founder and organiser of The Contemporary Ceramics Fair at Tredegar House, South Wales

Technical Information

Technical Information

I use a gas kiln fired to cone 10, for Celadon, copper red, and flambé glazes and an oxidised transparent glaze fired to cone 8

History

History

I studied arts foundation at Wimbledon School of Art, BA Hons. Ceramics at Bristol Polytechnic and Masters Degree in Ceramics at Cardiff school of Art

I have had my own studio since 1978 and have exhibited my work in the UK and in Japan, America and Europe

I am a committed educator and have always taught ceramics, starting my career with evening classes in Bristol before teaching at further education level in Bristol, Carmarthen and Preston.

From 1990 to 2004 I was senior lecturer on the BA course at the university of Wolverhampton and am now teaching on the BA course at Cardiff School of Art

In 2004 I decided to devote all my time to my own work and received a Creative award from the Arts Council of Wales.

My work was selected for the National Eisteddfodd in 2004 to much critical acclaim and in 2005 I exhibited at SOFA in Chicago with The Gallery at Ruthin Craft Centre where I had a sell-out show

Work Styles

Work Styles

Porcelain
Mixed media
Thrown
Sang de boeuf
Celadon
Teapots
Wood
Reduction
Gas