Melissa Manley – The Elk and Owl

I’ve been an artist since childhood, and work primarily in metal but a love for collage and assemblage filters through. I have an MFA in metal design from East Carolina University and focus on jewelry, small metal cups and enamel metal bowls. I split time between the mountains of NC where my daughter’s in college, and the beach where I live with my boyfriend Robert, owner and operator of Watersmith Kayaking. You can read more about my life and work in my interview in the Winter ’11 edition of Belle Armoire Jewelry or my blog

My book “Jewelry Lab; 52 Experiments, Investigations and Explorations in Metal” is available at Barnes & Noble, JoAnn’s and Amazon. My work has also been published in Somerset Studio Magazine, Crafting Personal Shrines by Carol Owen, The Fine Art of Enameling by Linda Darty, Making Connections by Susan Lenart Kazmer, Collage Lab: Experiments, Investigations and Exploratory Projects by Bee Shay and 500 Enameled Objects by Lark Books.

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