Melissa Manley's Profile

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I've been an artist since childhood, and work primarily in metal but a love for collage and assemblage filters through. I have an MFA in metal design from East Carolina University and focus on jewelry, small metal cups and enamel metal bowls. I split time between the mountains of NC where my daughter's in college, and the beach where I live with my boyfriend Robert, owner and operator of Watersmith Kayaking. You can read more about my life and work in my interview in the Winter '11 edition of Belle Armoire Jewelry or my blog http://melissamanleystudios.blogspot.com/

My book "Jewelry Lab; 52 Experiments, Investigations and Explorations in Metal" is available at Barnes & Noble, JoAnn's and Amazon. My work has also been published in Somerset Studio Magazine, Crafting Personal Shrines by Carol Owen, The Fine Art of Enameling by Linda Darty, Making Connections by Susan Lenart Kazmer, Collage Lab:…

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  • Female
  • Born on June 15
  • Joined April 15, 2007

Favorite materials

silver, copper, enamel, found objects, paper, ink, watercolor, Paperclay, sausage casing, bronzeclay, copperclay

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melissamanley
http://www.melissamanleystudios.blogspot.com

About

I've been an artist since childhood, and work primarily in metal but a love for collage and assemblage filters through. I have an MFA in metal design from East Carolina University and focus on jewelry, small metal cups and enamel metal bowls. I split time between the mountains of NC where my daughter's in college, and the beach where I live with my boyfriend Robert, owner and operator of Watersmith Kayaking. You can read more about my life and work in my interview in the Winter '11 edition of Belle Armoire Jewelry or my blog http://melissamanleystudios.blogspot.com/

My book "Jewelry Lab; 52 Experiments, Investigations and Explorations in Metal" is available at Barnes & Noble, JoAnn's and Amazon. My work has also been published in Somerset Studio Magazine, Crafting Personal Shrines by Carol Owen, The Fine Art of Enameling by Linda Darty, Making Connections by Susan Lenart Kazmer, Collage Lab: Experiments, Investigations and Exploratory Projects by Bee Shay and 500 Enameled Objects by Lark Books.

Most of my items are one of a kind. I often use materials or stones that simply cannot be duplicated, though I may be able to make a similar item. I ship USPS Priority Mail, but buyers are responsible for purchasing insurance. And bear with me, since I teach at a community college and at art retreats all over the country I only process orders on Fridays. If this is an issue for you, please let me know and I'll work around it. Please, convo me with any requests or questions. I love the community here on Etsy and welcome convos.

learn more: http://melissamanleystudios.blogspot.com/

My national teaching schedule this coming year:
Touchstone Center for Craft in PA late July

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