A renowned sculptural jeweller, with pieces held in public and private collections, Melanie is also a Director of The Association for Contemporary Jewellery, a Maker Trustee for the Crafts Council, and serves in an advisory capacity for a number of industry organisations both in the UK and abroad.
Describe your approach to teaching
For the last 14 years, my approach to teaching design and illustration is to provide students with the tools and confidence to progress their ideas to fruition and realise their own potential.
What inspires your own work?
I create sculptural jewellery that uses geometry as a tool to explore the relationship of form to the body. For me, jewellery is intimate architecture - the design of structures for the body.