An activity that began like part of my work in art-therapy has become along the years a way of living
A path where technique is essential and constantly improved thanks to the best professors. A path which leads me to the creation of pieces of art showing the moment I live and reflecting the constant search of purity of lines, textures and light.
A moment for creation to offer pieces of work standing beautiful by themselves as well as modifying the place where they stand or a person´s outfit.
Initially trained in stained glass Melissa recently graduated !st class Hons from DeMontfort University in Design Crafts where she studied a variety of glass techniques. She now works expressively in a wide range of techniques; traditional leaded stained glass, kiln casting, slumping, sand blasting and fusing. Recent pieces have thematically focused on environmental issues; drinking water pollution, ocean eutrophication, dead zones and ice shelf disintegration.
She was awarded runner up in the New Designers 2012 CGS glass prize & has been short listed for the Libensky Glass prize in Prague.
She will be exhibiting at Young Meteors in Nottingham in November 2012 and is Artist in Residence at DeMontfort University Leicester.
Johannes von Stumm received his diploma in Fine Art from the Academy in Munich/Germany in 1988. He became a Fellow of the Royal British Society of Sculptors in 2003 and was elected President of the Society in 2009.He has given lectures at Schools, Universities and Colleges and has exhibited his work worldwide.