• 2001-present
    working artist creating fused glass/multimedia sculpture

    .represented by La Mesa of Santa Fe and Vale Craft Gallery of Chicago.
    .extensive work with designers, architects, and homeowners on commission.
    .found in fine homes and commercial buildings across the u.s. and abroad.

    created fused glass tableware line known as melissa & the dishes

    .600 clients around the world: the u.s., britain, dubai, saudi arabia, japan, australia.
    .department stores: fred siegals, anthropologie, nordstroms, henry bendel, barneys, harrods.
    .smaller retailers, gift shops, galleries, museum stores.
    .materials included recycled float glass (old windows), copper, glass beads, aluminum and mica.
    .more than 30 shapes; sushi pieces especially popular with sushi chefs.
    .featured in Bon Appetit magazine and Martha Stewart Living.
    .dishes still made upon request; images and price list available.

    Master of Fine Arts Sculpture and Ceramics 1989
    University of Wisconsin at Madison

    Master of Arts Sculpture and Ceramics 1987
    University of Wisconsin at Madison

    Bachelor of Fine Arts Ceramics and Textiles 1984
    School of the Art Institute of Chicago

    Bachelor of Arts Literature 1982
    University of Oregon at Eugene

    detailed c.v./resume
    available upon request