Collection: Melissa Gabelle (The Clay Hen)

Melissa lives on the beautiful South Coast of NSW at Verona. She has been working in clay for 25 years. Surrounded and inspired by nature, she is currently making ceramic beads with forays into her love of whimsical and colourful ceramics. Melissa works in midfire porcelain, black midfire and warm midfire clays. she uses slip, sgrafito, underglazes, glazes and incised designs. some beads have gold, platinumĀ  copper or coloured lustres, which are applied after the glaze firing and then fired for a third time. Once fired her beadsĀ are combined with semi-precious stones, pearls and sterling silver or 14k gold filled wire, to create unique earrings and necklaces.

"All my beads are works of art," she says, "each one has multiple stages in the making process"

"I love all aspects of making, but my favourite part is opening the kiln.......It's always such a surprise and there is a touch of alchemy about it. I love working in clay!!!"

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  • Black Beetle Necklace
    Black Beetle Necklace
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  • Black Caps - Blue Trim
    Black Caps - Blue Trim
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  • Mid Fire Leaf Disc Hoops
    Mid Fire Leaf Disc Hoops
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  • Black Bone Leaves
    Black Bone Leaves
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  • Black Birds
    Black Birds
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  • Black Flowers
    Black Flowers
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  • Mid Fire Reed Drops
    Mid Fire Reed Drops
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  • Porcelian Flower Caps
    Porcelian Flower Caps
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  • Nouveau Drops
    Nouveau Drops
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  • Long Flowers
    Long Flowers
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  • Reed Caps - Green
    Reed Caps - Green
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  • Black faerie skirts
    Black faerie skirts
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  • Black Leaf Discs
    Black Leaf Discs
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  • Black Flower Drops
    Black Flower Drops
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  • Pink Disc Hoops
    Pink Disc Hoops
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  • Reed Crescents
    Reed Crescents
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