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About MeloPottery

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On Etsy since 2016

Hello, welcome to Melo Pottery! I am Melody, a California-based potter with roots in China, England, and Sweden.

I was first drawn into pottery by the humanity of its philosophy. The concepts of wabi sabi, a worldview that sees and honors the beauty in that which is imperfect, and kintsukuroi, the philosophy that what is broken can be remade in beauty, felt analogous to how I understood life and personal growth. Rumi could have easily been speaking of ceramics as well as of the human spirit when he wrote, “The broken place is where the Light enters you.” As my practice deepens and I delve deeper into the pursuit of perfection, I hold onto those guiding philosophies of seeing the world in its totality and acknowledging its generous beauty. Nowadays, I experience pottery as a yogic practice, a creative meditation of intentionality balanced with letting go.

I love creating functional pottery that anchor the beholder in the present moment, a tactile reminder to enjoy the little whimsical and zen moments of daily life. The vast majority of my work is thrown on the potter's wheel. I use a range of stoneware clay, from Black Mountain of the darkest charcoal to the finest porcelain. All products are lead free and fired at cone 10 (2381 degrees F), which means they are food, microwave, and dishwasher safe, unless otherwise indicated in the product description. I strive to be environmentally conscious in my practice, from being mindful of how much water I use while throwing to re-purposing clay.

Please enjoy your visit to my shop. If you have any questions or comments, please reach out! I’d love to hear from you.

** I believe in taking care of each other and our environment and in giving back. So, Melo Pottery donates 20% of profits every quarter to a non-profit organization that is doing great work to make this world a better place. Please reach out if you'd like to learn more! I'd love to have a discussion about which charities I select (and hear your suggestions). I'll also be posting updates periodically to my social media accounts, so come walk along!

- Melody

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