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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  • Long oval lilac iced flowers
    Long oval lilac iced flowers
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  • Black Birds
    Black Birds
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  • Nouveau Drops
    Nouveau Drops
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  • Black faerie skirts
    Black faerie skirts
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  • Black Leaf Discs
    Black Leaf Discs
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  • Vase of flowers
    Vase of flowers
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  • Black heart studs
    Black heart studs
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  • Blue Chrysanthemum discs
    Blue Chrysanthemum discs
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  • Pink leaves
    Pink leaves
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  • Red iced flower discs
    Red iced flower discs
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  • Black heart drops
    Black heart drops
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  • Red flower studs
    Red flower studs
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  • Lilac iced flowers
    Lilac iced flowers
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  • Purple hues leaves
    Purple hues leaves
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  • Star and moon discs
    Star and moon discs
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  • Black Beetle Necklace
    Black Beetle Necklace
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