“Sea and Stone” by Melissa Bridgman

Melissa Bridgman Art Opening Reception

Eclectic Eye Midtown

April 15, 2016, 6-8 p.m.

A Potter and Watercolor Artist, Melissa Bridgman works out of her family’s 1922 bungalow in Memphis. Her latest series, “Sea and Stone: ceramics and sketches,” includes porcelain work and watercolor sketches inspired by the pebbles, tide pools and sea life of Coastal Maine.

The series will be on display and available for purchase from April 15 to June 8. Stop by Eclectic Eye’s Midtown store on April 15 to meet Melissa at her opening from 6-8 p.m.

Influenced by antique and vintage tableware, Melissa’s latest body of work is inspired by her annual trips to Coastal Maine. These porcelain pieces incorporate multi-colored sea glass that washes up on the rocky coastline and the forms and patterns of striped granite stones that comprise many of the beaches from Portland to the Schoodic Peninsula into her work.

Melissa’s Background
Melissa holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and American Studies from Salem College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and a Master of Arts in Southern Studies from the University of Mississippi.

She has worked as a teaching artist with the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art and the Center for Arts Education, formerly a component of Arts Memphis/Greater Memphis Arts Council. She is now a full-time potter, part-time gardener, bee-keeper, chicken-vangelist, as well as a wife and mother.

Scroll down for a preview of her latest series.

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8×8 watercolor painting
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Beach stone cocktail set
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8×8 watercolor paintings
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Porcelain oysters