melissamanley

@theelkandowl

Wilmington, North Carolina | 216 Sales

melissamanley

@theelkandowl

Wilmington, North Carolina 216 Sales On Etsy since 2007

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Announcement   Welcome! Stop by and see me at LEAF in Black Mountain, NC this weekend.
I'm Melissa and I hand make everything you see here in my home studio in eastern NC. I have an MFA in Metal Design from East Carolina University. Come see what I'm up to a daily basis on Instagram! Stop over there @theelkandowl to check it out!

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Last updated on Oct 16, 2018

Welcome! Stop by and see me at LEAF in Black Mountain, NC this weekend.
I'm Melissa and I hand make everything you see here in my home studio in eastern NC. I have an MFA in Metal Design from East Carolina University. Come see what I'm up to a daily basis on Instagram! Stop over there @theelkandowl to check it out!

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From My Hands To Yours

Love of making. It's in my blood. I can't stop.

Like many artists, making things has been with me since childhood. I earned a BA in studio arts, mostly painting and printmaking. Then I went back to school and earned an MFA in Metal Design from ECU in 2006.

My work is flavored by my long fascination with human history and anthropology. My parents loved natural history and anthropology. They were always taking us to museums, historical sites and battlefields. I am also a member of the Miami of Oklahoma Tribe. I often use textures and images from many cultures in my work. There is such rich cultural fodder out there. In many ways I will forever be a student myself and I love reflecting my interests by etching or enameling designs onto metal.

Quality craftsmanship and intriguing design are aspects that I cultivate in my artwork. My hope is that my joy in the processes I use, translates to the recipient through the feel of the piece once it arrives in their hands. Metal is nearly always a tactile experience. Door handles, implements, jewelry, we are in skin contact with it. I want my work to feel wonderful, no matter what it is made of.
From my hands to yours.
Come find me on Instagram! @theelkanowl

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  • Melissa Manley

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    Melissa Manley lives and works in southeastern NC. She holds an MFA in Metal Design from East Carolina University and teaches metals & jewelry at CFCC. Melissa is the author of "Jewelry Lab: 52 Experiments, Investigations and Explorations in Metal".

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Last updated on February 7, 2011
I have been an almost compulsive maker all my life. As I child I spent hours humming and constructing things. I became a metalsmith 13 years ago. My undergraduate degree is in painting and printmaking. I am proud to have received an MFA from East Carolina University in metalsmithing. While I still enjoy collage and assemblage, my primary focus is jewelry and metalwork. I teach workshops around the country at art retreats with my partner Robert Smith. To keep up with my doings:
http://www.melissamanleystudios.com
http://www.melissamanleystudios.blogspot.com

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I will approve returns within 7 days of receipt. If you must return and item please convo or email me so I know its on its way. Returned items must be free of damage or signs of wear.
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I cannot be held responsible for loss, theft or damage of your package due to shipping errors. If you want like to add insurance, please let me know. I teach at a community college as well as at retreats all over the country. because of this orders will be processed the Friday following your purchase. Thank you ahead of time for your patience! If you have time constraints and need if fast convo me and I'll be happy to oblige you!
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