As soon as Melissa took her first metal-smithing class and saw how metal can be melted, annealed and reformed, she was fascinated and hasn't been able to stop since! Melissa accepted an apprenticeship and having access to new equipment gave her the opportunity to look at her process and find different ways of creating. Melissa learns every day on the job whether it's iterating on a design or learning a new design software.
Melissa finds a lot of her inspiration at the intersection of metal laser cutting, 3d design and traditional metal-smithing. The combination of these practices embraces the present with a respect for old and new techniques. And it's Melissa's hope that through this transformative hybrid process, that every piece be a reminder of something, some place, someone or some feeling to be thankful for.