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Melanie Sherman

Kansas City, MO

Artist Statement

I work mainly with porcelain, focusing on lavish surface decoration. My work references precious porcelain wares from 18th-century Europe as I seek to capture the qualities for which porcelain has been known since its discovery thousands of years ago in China: whiteness, translucency, and resonance. I am attracted to the enameled and lustered surfaces of the Baroque, Renaissance porcelain designs and elaborations on structural elements from these periods.

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