Melanie Maglieri
I create art that can gracefully be introduced into people’s everyday lives. I want the viewer to immediately see the potential roles that my work can manifest in their life. I strive to create ergonomic forms that are activated by the user. In my studio practice I began working first in ceramics and then in glass. I find working in both to be metaphorical to life. Remaining centered is important in keeping the piece symmetrical throughout. Much like being balanced and present is key to a well-rounded life. They both require constant movement to shape and form the medium, which is relevant to the metamorphosis of one’s characteristics. Movement is a constant and change is necessary to develop as an individual.