Each image represents a series of mobiles. Click on the image to see more examples of the mobiles in that series. Email me directly (firstname.lastname@example.org) for pricing and availability. Custom mobiles are available for listed price + %10.
DANCING FLOWER MOBILES
FLOWER CASCADE MOBILE
LOVEBIRDS AND OWLS IN THE MOON
CALLA LILY MOBiLE
Floating Fan Mobiles
Birds and Owls in the Moon
CHERRY BLOSSOM MOBILES
2018 Show Schedule
April 20-22: New England Folk Festival, Mansfield, MA
May 5: Wake Up the Earth, Jamaica Plain, MA
May 19-20: Bruce Museum Annual Outdoor Crafts Festival, Greenwich, CT
June 3: Beacon Hill Art Walk, Boston, MA
June 16: Arts Fest Beverly, Beverly, MA
June 17: SoWa Boston, Boston, MA
July 1: Arts at Harborfest, Boston, MA
July 7-8: Wickford Art Festival, Wickford Village, RI
July 13-15: Guilford Art Center Craft Expo, Guilford, CT
August 26: SoWa Boston, Boston, MA
September 22-23: Jamaica Plain Open Studios, Jamaica Plain, MA
October 6-8: Scituate Art Festival, Scituate, RI
October 20-21: American Craft Fair @ Tower Hill, Boylston, MA
Making Mobiles since 2011
Melissa grew up in a family of artists: her mother is a print-maker and her grandmother was a sculptor. These two women were her first art teachers. In college, Melissa studied painting and print-making at Wesleyan University. In 1999, she received a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship to study mask-making techniques and traditions internationally. Her experience making masks fostered an interest in creating objects that people could wear and interact with. When she returned to the United States, Melissa began making jewelry.
Seven years ago, in the middle of a cold, Boston winter, Melissa turned her metal-working skills toward making mobiles. She wanted to create something that added color, light, and movement to the January bleakness. Mobiles have a unique capacity to change the ambience of a room, creating balance and harmony. Melissa enjoys observing how people interact with mobiles and hopes to continue making sculptures that people can both look at and play with.
Melissa makes her mobiles Using hand tools and a torch. She shapes steel and copper to create the branches. Then, she adds flowers, buds, and leaves with glass and wire=wrapping techniques. Many designs feature sculptural elements, such as birds, owls, and flowers that she creates out of polymer clay. She creates each piece individually, so no two mobiles are exactly alike.
Interested in buying mobiles? Visit my slowly growing online store. Don't see what you'd like? Please email me directly at email@example.com. Until the shop is complete, I will take most orders directly via email.
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