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Melissa Mytty

Biography to Display: 

EDUCATION

2005BFA, Ceramics, College of Creative Studies, Detroit, Michigan

2007MFA, Ceramics, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

APPRENTICESHIPS & RESIDENCIES

2007-2012Artist in Residence, The Clay Studio of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

2012—Studio Artist

 

Melissa Mytty is known for hand-built pinched functional porcelain pottery and vessel-oriented small-scale sculpture. Vessel oriented sculpture can be seen as iterations of an abstracted teapot or vessel atop variations of hand-designed plastic bases. At times these sculptural works do not have a plastic plinth. These are intended for table top or pedestal display. Sculptural works are also designed to be wall-hung.

Across both functional and sculptural bodies of work, Mytty uses the white vessel as a canvas; adding layers of bright fresh glaze that may move when kiln-fired. Her work draws from the rich history of ceramics, a preoccupation with the cup as subject, and sensibilities of 'street' style.

 

 

Typical Marks

Signature on base of pot, last name Mytty handprinted, uppercase.

2016
Sculpture
Date: ca 2010
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Slip Cast
Surface Technique: Glaze
Robert L. Pfannebecker Collection
Photo: TMP
Robert L. Pfannebecker Collection
Sculpture
Date: ca 2010
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Slip Cast
Surface Technique: Glaze
Robert L. Pfannebecker Collection
Photo: TMP
Robert L. Pfannebecker Collection
Sculpture
Date: ca 2010
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Robert L. Pfannebecker Collection
Photo: TMP
Robert L. Pfannebecker Collection
Sculpture
Date: ca 2010
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Slip Cast, Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Robert L. Pfannebecker Collection
Photo: TMP
Robert L. Pfannebecker Collection
Sculpture
Date: 2016
Form: Sculpture, Vessel
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Robert L. Pfannebecker Collection
Photo: TMP
Robert L. Pfannebecker Collection
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP

Citation: Kuratnick, Jeffrey. "The Marks Project." Last modified October 30, 2018. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/mytty