Melanie Roseveare developed an interest in making and using ceramic transfers after seeing Grayson Perry’s work in the 2004 Turner Prize Show. She began incorporating the technique to decorate her own pottery works and later started to experiment with re-firing onto found objects.
Encouraged by her tutor at Heatherley’s, Claire Ireland, she launched ‘Melody Rose’ earlier this year. She has been approached by Culture Label to sell her work, the online shop for galleries including the V&A, the Tate and the Saatchi Gallery.
Melanie says ‘ My practice involves redesigning and re-using unloved pieces of ceramics which have long since fallen out of fashion and reinventing them for modern tastes. It combines my passion for antique and vintage with my desire to create functional works of art. Each piece has its individual history and is re-fired in the kiln to breathe new life into it’.