Melissa Statham a ceramicist and artist who loves the texture and softness of natural materials like cloth, leather and wood.
She has had a lifetime of travelling to many remote locations collecting fabrics and gathering knowledge of special fibres from different cultures. The many trips she has taken have all been around the world exploring the local craftsmanship and culture and her travel has been motivated by a calling to understand different ways of making things. Her first product – the Artisan Apron – like many of her designs, was born out of a need for a practical and functional piece for her arts practice or travels.
Melissa loves working with artists and artisans and has a strong philosophy about making quality things that last and creating a sustainable living for those who still make things by hand.
We are blessed at The Sound Temple to have Melissa who joins us locally from the Perth Hills to present to us and to display her textile products as part of our Common Threads Woven Through Community Project. Melissa has been an advocate and presenter at Common Threads Woven Through Community since its inception in 2018.
Common Threads Woven Through Community is a week-long community engagement project proudly brought to the Perth Hills and directly following the World Fashion Revolution week held in late April each year and happily leading into the Local Toodyay Fibre Festival of 2019.
These events are designed for you to leave feeling deeply inspired to become part of a continuing impulse of considerable change.