After graduating from the University of Central Lancashire in 2015 with a degree in Contemporary Craft, melissa is now based in her hometown of the Wirral, with the welsh mountains nearby and rich sandy beaches there is no shortage of inspiration.
With a fascination for growths, lichen and taking inspiration from her love of rock climbing, Melissa makes all of her jewellery delicately by hand in a quaint workshop. She strongly believes in making individual bespoke pieces where no two are the same and does not use casting or mass production so each and every piece is different, a little piece of nature you can wear.
The spark that formed my degree show collection ‘Spore’ was to bring new life to lifeless materials, for nature to re-take over. So the combination of stark square bars and the unpredictable ‘Growths’ of handmade lichen where formed. I then used a combination of Enammel, Gold and Gems nestled within them to create the vairing pieces.