Melanie Harvey

Melanie Harvey Pottery


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Peace Lion Lidded Jar, 2016
5″ x 3.75″ x 3.75
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Discobrite Mug, 2016
4.5″ x 4.5″ x 3.25″
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Dapper Pigeon and Mr. Fox Striped Vase, 2016
5.5″ x 4.25″ x 3.25″


Artist Biographical Statement

Melanie Harvey lives in Lawrence, KS, and makes functional pottery with mid-fire porcelain. She is drawn to bright colors and modern simplistic forms. She loves to eat and drink and serve food in something handmade and special. All her work is food-, dishwasher-, and microwave-safe because she wants people to use and enjoy her pottery on a daily basis. She is also a full-time chemistry professor at Johnson County Community College. She fell in love with clay while she was a graduate student at Vanderbilt University in Nashville taking a noncredit class in the evening with some friends. She loves throwing on a wheel and has found her chemistry background useful when approaching glazes. She uses decals created from her drawn images to incorporate permanent, playful imagery to her pieces. This process requires her work to be fired three times in a kiln. While with some of her designs she uses white and a colored glaze, others are hand-painted with underglazes before a clear glaze is applied. The decals are added as a final step in the process.

Location & Hours

Location: 500 Mississippi Street, Lawrence, KS 66044

Saturday, Oct. 22: 10 am – 6 pm

Sunday, Oct. 23: noon – 6 pm

Website & Contact Info

Website: Melanie Harvey Pottery

Email: [email protected]