Melissa Choroszewska makes a range of contempory, unique porcelain ceramic home decor, accessories, jewellery and buttons inspired by the countryside surrounding the Devon and Cornwall and concepts such as contrasts, protection and textural qualities.
Each piece is handmade from porcelain clay and slip in Melissa's workshop in Cornwall. Found objects are pressed into the slabs of porcelain and then manipulated by hand before being placed within tailormade moulds and porcelain slip is poured on top. Once dry the vessels are removed from the moulds, and the surface and edges are manipulated by hand to produce the delicate, beautiful finish.
The items are bisque fired to 1000 degrees and then coloured glazes and oxides are rubbed into the texture, clear glaze is also applied, the items are then fired to 1260 degrees. Mother of pearl luster is applied to selected items and fired to 800 degrees.