Christopher Melia

My work is about merging physical and mental comfort with functionality and aesthetic design.  It is about making pieces that appeal to both touch and sight. My work is made from porcelain and high-fired in a soda or electric kiln.  I use a palette of satin glazes to enhance the soft subtleties of my forms.  Electric fired pieces are sprayed with various fluxes to give further depth to the surface.

I moved from my hometown, Humble, Texas, to Corpus Christi in 2001.  While there, I worked for a studio potter, William Wilhelmi, and studied under Louis Katz.  I received my BFA from Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi in 2006.  Two years later, my wife and I moved to Denton where, under the direction of Elmer Taylor, I received my MFA in 2012 from the University of North Texas.  Currently, I live in Denton with my wife and son.  When I am not engaging young minds as a high school Art teacher, I can typically be found working on pottery in my at-home studio.