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MELLIE  LONNEMANN Mellie Lonnemann - Reflection
12.5 x 11 x 8 in
33 x 28 x 20 cm
MELLIE  LONNEMANN Mellie Lonnemann - Embrace
5 x 6 x 4 in
13 x 15 x 10 cm
MELLIE  LONNEMANN Mellie Lonnemann - Then and Now Series
Then and Now Series
MELLIE  LONNEMANN Mellie Lonnemann - Reflection Series
Reflection Series
15.5 x 9 x 11 in
41 x 23 x 28 cm
MELLIE  LONNEMANN ceramic sculpture Reflection Series No. 3 by Mellie Lonnemann at Sculpturesite Gallery
Reflection Series #3
16 x 14 x 12 in
41 x 36 x 30 cm

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Mellie Lonnemann began her ceramic pursuit in Faenza, Italy at the Ballardini State Institute of Art where she studied for two years. After Italy, she moved to NY to complete her BFA at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University with a concentration in ceramics and a minor in dance. Her figurative sculpture acts as a bridge between her interest in clay and movement. The bodies’ ability to express gesture, emotion and narration inspires her figurative sculpture. Drawing on memory and life experiences, Mellie creates expressive moments of transition and self-awareness through her art.



re·flec·tion \ri-'flek-sh?n\
1. the throwing back by a body or surface of light, heat, or sound without absorbing it
2. serious thought or consideration

As one walks near a body of water, they are struck by the reflection of their surroundings: A moment to ponder what visibly surrounds them in a new light, from a different perspective. In the creation of the "Reflection" series, the figures capture that moment when one takes time for deepening their connection. The connection may be a still moment in nature... a setting sun or rising moon. The connection may occur from visiting the depths of their inner world. It's the moment of quiet and stillness that stands timeless. I've drawn on my personal experiences of heartache, contemplation, and peace. The figure has the capacity to express through gesture these inner moments.


2016 "In the Gallery," Sculpturesite Gallery, Glen Ellen, CA
2014 "Co-operation," Clay Space Co-op Gallery, Asheville, NC
2013 "Our Voice," NC Stage Company, Asheville, NC
2013 "Belonging," Bebe Theatre, Asheville, NC
2013 “Black, White, Red,” a new leaf gallery | sculpturesite, Sonoma, CA
2013 "WePot: A Women's Collective," Pottery 101, Salsbury, NC
2012 “Flux: A Craft Exchange,” Flux Studios, Mt. Rainier, MD
2012 “Exchange,” St. Petersburg Clay Company, St. Petersburg, FL
2012 “Winter Show Invitational,” Greenhill Center for NC Art, Greensboro, NC
2012 “Combined Force: 9+2,” Odyssey Center Gallery, Asheville, NC
2011 “Collect(ive) Components,” Odyssey Center Gallery, Asheville, NC
2011 “The Voice of Resilience,” Wordfest, Cultural Center, Asheville, NC
2010 “Pan Chan,” Art Story Gallery, Cheonan, S. Korea
2009 “Craft Trend Fair,” Sooda Guest Artist, Seoul, S. Korea
2009 “Southern Tier Biennial,” Group Juried Exhibition, Olean, NY
2009 “In the Waiting,” Alfred University BFA Senior Show, Alfred, NY
2009 “Performatica,” International Dance Festival Performance, Puebla, Mexico
2009 “Changing Hemispheres,” Solo Performance and Choreography, Miller Performing Arts Theatre, NY
2009 “Soup, Solo Exhibition,” Robert Turner Gallery, Alfred, NY
2008 “There Will Be No Refreshments,” Robert Turner Gallery, Alfred, NY
2008 “Art Union Show,” Juried Group Exhibition, Gallery 17, Alfred, NY
2007 “Append(ing) Space,” Elk's Lodge, Hornell, NY
2007 “Food, Tools, and Forms of Containment,” Robert Turner Gallery, Alfred, NY
2007 “Creative Marks,” Interlochen Gallery, Interlochen, MI
2007 Nasad Assessment Faculty Juried Show, Alfred, NY
2005 “Silent Lines,” Thesis Show, Exposition Hall, Faenza, Italy
2005 “Distercoop 25th Anniversary,” Juried Group Exhibition, Ancona, Italy

Awards, Scholarships, and Publications
2005-2009 Ceramic Grant, Alfred University, Alfred, NY
2005-2009 John Allen Leadership Grant, Alfred University, Alfred, NY
2008 Fiat Lux Newspaper Featured Artist, Alfred University, Alfred, NY
2008 Peter's Valley Summer Workshop Honor Scholarship, Alfred University, Alfred, NY
2005 1st Place Prize, Distercoop 25th Anniversary Student Competition, Ancona, Italy

Professional Experience
2013 Our Voice Arts Committee Member, 13th Annual Survivors Art Show, NC Stage, Asheville, NC
2013 Workshop Studio Assistant, Kensuke Yamada, Penland School of Arts and Crafts, Bakersville, NC
2012 Workshop Assistant, Cynthia Constetino, Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts, Asheville, NC
2010-2012 Resident Artist, Odyssey Center for the Ceramic Arts, Asheville, NC
2011 Workshop Assistant, Thaddeus Erdahl, Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts, Asheville, NC
2009-2010 Studio Apprentice, Kim_JaeMin Studio, Cheonan, S. Korea
2009 Visiting Artist, Conserve School, Land O' Lakes, WI
2008-2009 Seamstress Assistant, Alfred University Costume Shop, Alfred, NY
2006-2009 Clay Store Assistant, Alfred University, Alfred, NY
2008 Heavyweight, Nick Cave Invitation Only Class, Alfred University, Alfred, NY
2007 Ceramic Intern, Alfred University, Alfred, NY
2003-2006 Studio Assistant, Susanna Italiana Pottery, Bloomington, IN
2004-2005 Studio Apprentice, Giovanni Cimatti, Faenza, Italy
2004 Maiolica Studio Internship, Boschi Ceramiche, Faenza, Italy
2004 Laboratory Intern, Imola Tile Factory, Castelboglianese, Italy

Teaching Experience
2014-present Teacher, Green Meadow Waldorf School, Chestnut Ridge, NY
2012-2013 Art Instructor, Village Potters, Asheville, NC
2012 "Foundations in Art" and "Art and Culture" Instructor, TTTC Home School Cooperative, Asheville, NC
2012 "Creative Healing Through Clay" Instructor, Our Voice, Asheville, NC
2011-2013 Art Instructor, Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts, Asheville, NC
2011-2013 (Summers only) Pottery Coordinator / Artist in Residence, Green River Preserve Youth Camp, Cedar Mountain, NC
2011-2012 After School Program Director / Clay Club and Dance Instructor, YMCA, Asheville, NC
2009-2010 Elementary English School Teacher, Gu Seong Elementary School, Cheonan, South Korea
2007 Ceramic Instructor Assistant, Interlochen Performing Arts Camp, Interlochen, MI
2006 Summer Art Camp Instructor, John Waldron Arts Center, Bloomington, IN

2009 BFA, School of Art and Design, Alfred University, Alfred, NY
2005 Professional Ceramic Art degree, State Institute of Art at Ballardini, Faenza, Italy,

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