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Melissa Wickwire

Grand Marais, MN
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Melissa Wickwire​ ​grew​ ​up​ ​between​ ​the​ ​Adirondack​ ​Mountains​ ​of upstate​ ​New​ ​York​ ​and​ ​the​ ​Wyoming​ ​prairie.​ ​ ​Since​ ​earning​ ​a​ ​BFA​ ​in ceramics​ ​from​ ​Alfred​ ​University,​ ​she​ ​was​ ​an​ ​arts​ ​administrator​ ​and an​ ​arts​ ​educator​ ​before​ ​moving​ ​to​ ​northern​ ​Minnesota.​ ​ ​She​ ​has maintained​ ​her​ ​own​ ​creative​ ​practices​ ​with​ ​clay​ ​for​ ​over​ ​20​ ​years. The​ ​launching​ ​of​ ​Wickwire​ ​Clay​ ​Works​ ​in​ ​2013,​ ​with​ ​a​ ​focus​ ​on handmade​ ​custom​ ​tile,​ ​allows​ ​for​ ​balancing​ ​the​ ​demands​ ​of​ ​living and​ ​a​ ​creative​ ​lifestyle.

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Current Courses Offered by Melissa Wickwire

1/2 Day
Teaser image for Buttoned Up: Make Your Own Ceramic Buttons

Buttoned Up: Make Your Own Ceramic Buttons

Plastic buttons that fall off too easily really pushing your buttons? Time to take matters into your own hands and create and design your own durable stoneware ceramic buttons from wet clay. The perfect finishing touch to a handmade garment or a great way to personalize a beloved item, ceramic…
Fri, Aug 10th, 2018  –  Sun, Aug 12th, 2018
Instructor: Melissa Wickwire