Melissa Greene

Name
Melissa Greene
Also Known as
Melissa Leslie Greene
Born
New Haven, Connecticut 1957
Active in
  • Deer Isle, Maine
Nationalities
U.S. States
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Luce Artist Biography

Melissa Greene decided at the age of fourteen that she wanted to work with clay, and studied at the New England College and Wesleyan University. The imagery on her pots comes from her childhood spent in Podunk, Connecticut, and in the mountains of Maine. When she was a child, a trip to Norway exposed her to a culture in which people depended upon their relationship with nature to survive. These life experiences have led Greene to decorate her ceramic pots with incised images of nature, animals, myths, rituals, women, and scenes of daily life.