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Melissa Getty

Melissa Getty

My name is Melissa Getty, and I am an artist here in Denton, TX. I grew up in Fort Worth, TX, and was very fortunate to live in a city full of educational activities. My parents were, and continue to be, very nurturing people. They made sure I was able to spend a lot of my free time playing outside or going to the zoo just a few blocks away. We frequented the Kimbell Art Museum, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Museum of Science and History, and on occasion we’d drive over to the Dallas Museum of Art. My Grandmother sparked my interest in oil painting and painting bisqued ceramics when I was very young. I enjoyed AP art in High school as well as a great painting course offered through TCU. I loved the experience but realized I was definitely more of a 3D artist.

I earned my Bachelor of Fine Arts in Metalsmithing & Jewelry in 2011 from the University of North Texas. I enjoyed my time at UNT so much that I returned in Fall of 2018 as a Post Baccalaureate student in the Ceramics program. My first love will always be metalsmithing, but my end goal is to incorporate metals into my ceramic work. I am fascinated with the plasticity of clay, and the complexity and science behind glazing and kiln use. I am fortunate to have experience working with such a hard and unyielding material as metal. It helps me to appreciate how delicate clay can be, and has helped me learn how to be gentle and patient with my work. I cannot force the clay to do my will, it is either capable, or it isn’t, and I’ve had to learn how to work with this new material and re-shape myself as an artist at the same time.

“I am fascinated with the plasticity of clay, and the complexity and science behind glazing and kiln use.”  - Melissa

“I am fascinated with the plasticity of clay, and the complexity and science behind glazing and kiln use.”
- Melissa

 
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Brie Dish

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First Impression Mug

Drinking Mug
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The Pits Mug

Drinking Mug
Cone 10 Stoneware
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Bracket Mushroom with Beetle Cup

Drinking Cup
Cone 10 Stoneware
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Detour Platter

Serving Platter
Cone 10 Stoneware
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Erin Allice

Erin Allice