Melissa Weiss

Asheville, NC

I make simple clay objects intended for use in one's simple habits of eating, drinking, serving, and holding. These objects have a life to them, a raw yet tamed look not out of place in the natural world. I strive for my pots to hold balance in a place of primitive, modern, and timeless aesthetics. To me, these pots have a melancholy presence that feels light. My process intensive work is made from hand dug clay to create a rich wild clay body that is apparent in the final pot. Layers of slips and glaze are added to compliment the clay as opposed to covering it up. My pots reflect myself, my own conversation with the timeless medium of clay. As I constantly evolve and grow, so does the work.
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