Melissa is an Australian-born artist jeweller who lives and works in Seattle, Washington in the USA. She holds a Masters of Fine Art in jewellery and metalsmithing from Monash University and Bachelor of Art with honours in interior architecture from Curtin University. Her works are in the collections of the National Gallery of Australia (Canberra), the Cheongju City Collection (South Korea) and the Arts Centre Melbourne (Australia), and her pieces have featured in the publications Jewel Book, Art Jewellery Today 3 and Lark Books’ 500 Silver Jewelry Designs.
One design. Three materials. 30 individual jewels
Melissa regularly issues a design challenge to herself. How many different objects can you create from one pattern?
Her 2012 exhibition La Geometrie netted 38 unique works from a single iteration of her AutoCad drawn and laser cut ‘Untitled: Pattern in metal #4’ piece. She showed in her solo exhibition of that year one version of the whole object that had not undergone transformation (a sheet of intricately cut steel approx. A4 in size), and arranged around the rest of the gallery space was a suite of unique jewellery and objects works that were made from the duplicate single sheet of laser cut forms.
This time she has made a pattern half the size and had it cut professionally twice. In the development stage she prototyped one section of the pattern in sterling silver, hand cutting the elements for a ring, a bracelet and pendant. Three works and counting. How can she creatively engineer and customise the rest of this suite of pre-cut forms to make 100% unique works every time? Challenging herself to create works that use up all of the pieces from the puzzle and to not self-duplicate is tough, but this from an almost completely two-way-symmetrical pattern? It won’t be easy, but when it’s the artist’s pride on the line…
The works, in silver, stainless steel and titanium will be displayed alongside a reproduction of the pattern on paper to show their origin, enabling the viewer to find each jewel’s place in the scheme.
Coat Hanger Series
This past year I emigrated, from Australia to The United States of America. As with all intercontinental moves – even between two English-speaking countries – there are many subtle and not-so-subtle differences between the cultures for the new settler to contend with. This shift, a literal and metaphorical displacement, has altered my way of living so completely and yet so inscrutably. Each individual effect of the transition, while seemingly small, has coalesced into a huge yet unseeable force that has changed my life in so many ways it is hard to even begin to recount them all. Yet, despite all of these changes, I cannot tell you whether the recycled coat hangers from which I made these three works came from Australia or America.
Melissa Cameron 2013
Recycled Object Series
Patterns, regular repeated organisations of elements, are omnipresent. Appearing in the natural and human-engineered worlds, they form an ever-evolving series, one that is cross-linked through history, yet never in stasis as each strand gradually mutates.
Cameron’s patterns similarly iterate, around a motif determined by the object undergoing transformation, or other outside themes. Her precision, aided by the strict application of geometry, is founded in the clarity of her vision. As in nature, a vacuum is abhorred, so the patterns morph or reiterate to continue their evolution across the plane.
The pattern cuts the object and forces its revaluation and reassembly. The flexible ties that now bind the parts perform a delicate balancing act, reminiscent of the inextricable interdependence of all matter.
La Geometrie Series
I regard myself as the architect of my own worldview. Yet the foundation of my knowledge is based on truths discovered by others, truths that I have learned from books and teachers, and not from my own lived experience.
I accept and use the tenets of Cartesian geometry without question in order to create my work. I create plans for jewellery in AutoCad, using a code of point and line, on what amounts to an invisible – and borderless – plane.
I learned the basics of this geometry as a young student, but now I rely on intermediaries to facilitate my use of it. So, despite my dependence on this system of mathematics, how much of its teachings am I consciously aware of implementing in my work? I cannot say. Is it because my use of it has become second nature, or because I never knew the extent of its reach? I don’t know.
I decided to go right back to basics. I sought to rediscover the truths that allow my works to materialise, beginning at the point where philosopher and mathematician René Descartes thought himself, and then the blank plane, into existence.
The drawings – come works – as arranged before you, are the result of this search.
In geometry I trust.
Melissa Cameron, April 2012
The lexicon of the badge is specific and short. Short also describes the length of words used, sculpted to convey maximum meaning in minimum space. The work BanStopSaveFightSolve interrogates the didactic language at play in badges, using terms that have had broad cultural significance (take Ban the Bomb and Save the Whale as two prime examples), as a way of investigating how meaning is conveyed through this format. Pleasantries are dispensed with, as is nuance or subtlety, when a sensitive issue is boiled down to an abrupt word-symbol. The meaning is thus re-sized, not for the benefit of the message, but to be appropriate for wear.
For the first weeks of August Melissa is off to Germany for a short enamel residency at the Künstlerwerkstätten in Erfurt. Her time will be spent teaming up with her regular enamel collaborators working on pieces for the Heat Exchange 2 exhibition, which will be exhibited next year at Craft in the Bay in Wales, with more places to follow in 2016.
Melissa’s One Design collection of works goes on exhibit at Studio 20/17 in Waterloo, NSW, Australia from the 1st – 30th of August at 6b/2 Danks Street from 11am-5pm, Tuesday – Saturday. There is also a One Design Workshop taking place on the 23rd of August to coincide with the exhibition being in the gallery. For bookings see the previous link, or the Try Booking site.
Seliena Coyle from Culture Craft in Northern Ireland has included Melissa’s work in the Reclaim / Repurpose exhibition taking place throughout August 2014 in Derry at Ebrington. Melissa is featured alongside other artists such as Boris Bally and Bettina Speckner in this exhibition that focusses on artists who work with repurposed materials.
Joyaviva exhibition, curated by Kevin Murray, with the C3 Project; a collaboration between Melissa and fellow jewellery artist Jill Hermans, is now on its home stretch. On the 29th of July it will be presented in La Paz, Bolivia. On the 7th of August it will open at Centro Cultural Las Condes, followed by a seminar at Universidad de Chile on the 8th of August. It will be there until the 31st of August.
Cominelli Award 2014. Two of Melissa’s works have been shortlisted for this year’s Cominelli award, and will go on display alongside the other 33 finalists at the end of August in the Palazzo Cominelli, Cisano di San Felice del Benaco in Salò, Brescia, Italy. 31st August – 5th October 2014, Opening: 30th August 2014, 6.30pm.
JEWELRY FROM DOWN UNDER August 29 – October 10, 2014. Opening Reception: Friday, August 29, 2014, six to eight PM at Taboo Studio, 1615½ W. Lewis Street, San Diego, CA 92103. Tel: 619.692.0099
Joyaviva exhibition, curated by Kevin Murray, with the C3 Project; a collaboration between Melissa and fellow jewellery artist Jill Hermans, was at Objectspace in Auckland, New Zealand following two successful outings in Melbourne and Sydney in 2012. It was then in Mexico from the 10th of April 2014 at the Museo Nacional Culturas Populares.
The Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor exhibition curated by Kirsten Fitzpatrick is still touring Australia. Catch it at La Trobe Regional Gallery from the 8th of February until the 6th of April in 2014.
Radical Jewelry Makeover, curator Susie Ganch. This exhibition opens on the 4th of April at the Visual Art Center of Richmond, VA, and will then travel to the Philadelphia Art Alliance and Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. In a pre-emptive strike, Melissa will be the visiting artist at Virginia Commonwealth University from the 19th – 23rd of February 2014.
The Digital Hand, curator Kathleen Browne. School of Art Galleries, Kent State University, OH. February 11th – 28th, 2014. Melissa will be a visiting artist in the jewelry/metals program and will attend the opening on the 13th of February 2014, as well as give a public lecture on her work on Friday the 14th of Feb at 12 noon.
Refined VIII, curator Cindi Strauss. Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, Nacogdoches TX. Opening January 24th, 2014, 6-8pm and closing March 30, 2014.
More Classes. Melissa taught Kiln-Fired Liquid Enamelling on Steel at Danaca Design again on the 25th of January, 10.30am – 5pm. She demonstrated a concentrated workshop on the basics of enamelling onto steel including surface preparation using the sandblaster.
Transformation 8 – Contemporary Works in Small Metals, the Elizabeth R. Raphael Founder’s Prize Exhibition, first seen from February to July at the Society for Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh in 2012 was touring, and with it Melissa’s 2011 piece Internalised.The exhibition was displayed at the University of Arkansas, Little Rock Art Gallery, from August 15 – October 15, 2013 and then at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum from November 16, 2013 – January 19, 2014.
Melissa sent a collection of works to Tereza Seabra Gallery in Lisbon for their annual Christmas exhibition.
The Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor exhibition curated by Kirsten Fitzpatrick continued touring Australia. In 2013 the exhibition went to Logan, Toowoomba, Rockhampton, Gosford, Tamworth and Hurstville, following on from The Jam Factory in Adelaide, Grafton, Wagga Wagga, Bunbury and Geraldton-Greenough in 2012.
Melissa was on the committee for the 18th Annual Northwest Jewelry and Metals Symposium in Seattle, and ran the Charon Kransen book stall for the attendees, on Saturday the 19th of October 2013 at the Broadway Performance Hall, Capitol Hill. The Symposium is presented annually by the Seattle Metals Guild. The speakers included Micki Lippe presenting Ursula Ilse-Neuman’s paper on jewellery artist Margaret de Patta, Greg Wilbur: vessel maker and curator, Kiff Slemmons: jewelry artist, Elizabeth Brim: blacksmith and educator and Danielle Maveal: creative entrepreneur.
Kiln-Fired Liquid Enamelling on Steel. Melissa taught a weekend workshop at Danaca Design in the University district of Seattle, demonstrating the basics of enamelling onto steel including surface preparation using a sandblaster. The class ran from 10.30am – 5pm on the 28th and 29th of September 2013.
Seams Seams a group exhibition at the MADA gallery on the Monash Caulfield campus, showcased graduates of both Monash and Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in the US. The symposium, at which Melissa spoke, coincided with the opening on the 19th of July at Monash. The exhibition ran from the 17th of July until the 17th of August, 2013.
Melissa’s specially made work To my Bruces/Tears of an Oyster featured in the Words and Works form a World Away exhibition along with other Australian and Estonian artists, which was curated by Claire McArdle and displayed at the Project Space gallery at RMIT in Melbourne. The exhibition ran from the 17th of July until the 18th of August, 2013.
Melissa presented her paper How to become an artist jeweller: a Seattle community case study at the 2013 Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia conference Participation and Exchange in Brisbane on the second weekend in July, which was closely followed by her presentation Staying Connected at the Seams Seams symposium at Monash Art Design and Architecture (MADA) in Melbourne.
The Seattle Metals Guild Biennial Exhibition is was displayed for three months at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington. It closed on July 7, 2013. For more details of Melissa’s participation see her blog for details.
Ferrous An exhibition of jewellery works executed in steel opened in March, the first Crafthaus and Velvet da Vinci simultaneous gallery and online exhibition. Following this it travelled to Toronto to 18 Karat, a local gallery that served it up as a part of the 2013 SNAG conference. (See the Crafthaus link for the online version of the exhibition.)
Bridge 12 Melissa Cameron, Kevin Snipes, Betty Vera featured in three simultaneous solo exhibitions at the Society for Contemporary Craft (SCC) in Pittsburgh, from November 9, 2012 — March 30, 2013. Melissa presented a workshop Building Jewelry from Found Objects at the SCC in early March 2013, and visited with several groups of university students in the area as well as taught a group of seniors at a local high school. For more you can download the catalog at SCC’s website or read about what she got up to on Melissa’s blog.
Melissa was also charged with producing instructions for a Drop-In activity for visitors to the gallery during the run of the Bridge 12 exhibition. In keeping with her practice she created a threaded jewellery piece that is made from pins and recycled card (old paint chips being her favoured material for the card portion).
Heat Exchange A cross continental survey of enamel, (Melissa was a co-curator with Elizabeth Turrell and Beate Gegenwart), which took place during the 2012 SNAG conference at the Shermer Art Centre and Museum, Phoenix, Arizona. The show then joined another enamel exhibition entitled Drawing Permanence and Place in Europe, and toured as Drawing Permanence and Place II to Erfurt and Ravenstein, Germany.
Transformation 8 – Contemporary Works in Small Metals from February to July at the Society for Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh. This appeared alongside Charmed III – Third Time’s a Charm, the third incarnation of the charm-focussed show at The Store inside SCC.
Melissa Cameron: Solo Exhibition at Gallery CAJ in Kyoto, Japan, May 2012.
Melissa can be contacted at email@example.com. Her works are currently available in Australia:
- in Brisbane at artisan (m)art
- in Sydney at Studio 20/17 and Sterling @ gaffa
- in Canberra at Bilk Gallery
in the United States
- Tereza Seabra Gallery in Lisbon, Portugal
Melissa can be found online at her blog Jewellist at Large, and as curator and participant of both the Heat Exchange and Return exhibitions. She is also the founding co-ordinator and member of Part B, a research jewellery cluster based in Melbourne, Australia.
She is a member of Crafthaus, Kit and Caboodle and Klimt02 online jewellery communities and she is a member of the professional organisations the Seattle Metals Guild, the Society of North American Goldsmiths and Artist Trust in Washington.
Education and Qualifications
- 2009 Master of Fine Arts: Jewellery and Metals, Monash University, Victoria, Australia
- 2006 Postgraduate Diploma of Jewellery Production, Curtin University, Western Australia
- 2001 Bachelor of Arts (Interior Architecture) with honours, Curtin University, Western Australia
- 2013 National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
- 2011 Cheongju City Collection, Cheongju, Korea
- 2011 The Arts Centre, Melbourne, Australia
- 2009 Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Australia
Awards + Grants
- Artist Trust Fellowship, 2014. Seattle, USA
- Australian Artists Grant – co grantee, National Association for the Visual Arts, 2013
- Seattle Metals Guild Emerging Artist Award, 2013. Seattle, WA, USA
- Gold Prize, Cheonju International Craft Competition 2011, Cheongju, Korea
- Finalist, BKV Prize for Young Applied Artists 2011, Bavarian Crafts Council, Munich
- Melbourne Arts Centre Prize, Buda Silver Exhibition, Castlemaine, 2011
- Australia Council for the Arts, Visual Arts Board grant for a residency at the UWE Bristol 2011
- Australia Council for the Arts, ArtStart Grant awarded December 2009
- Special mention, Lucca Preziosa Young Contemporary Jewellery Award 2009
- Monash University Travel Grant, for study at the Monash Prato Campus, Italy, 2008
- Melissa Cameron, Gallery CAJ, Kyoto, Japan, 2012
- In Geometry I Trust, Studio 20/17, Waterloo, Australia, 2012
- Iteration, Metalab Gallery, Sydney, Australia, 2009
Two and Three Person Exhibitions
- Bridge 12: Melissa Cameron, Kevin Snipes and Betty Vera, Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA
- Measuring the Space Between. Collaboration with visual artist Chloe Vallance. Hand Held Gallery, Melbourne, VIC and Studio 20/17, Waterloo, NSW, Australia. 2010-2011
- Earthly Delights: Metalsmiths Inspired by Nature, Lillstreet Art Center Gallery, Chicago, IL
- On/Off, juror Susie Ganch. Soo Visual Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN
- Radical Jewelry Makeover, curator Susie Ganch. Visual Art Center of Richmond, VA
- Digital Hand, curator Kathleen Browne. School of Art Galleries, Kent State University, OH
- Refined VIII, curator Cindi Strauss. Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, Nacogdoches TX
- Christmas Exhibition, Tereza Seabra Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal
- 2013 Beijing International Jewelry Art Biennial, BJMOCA Millennium Monument, China
- Bodywork: Australia Jewellery 1970-2012, curator Dr Rober Bell AM. Touring Australia to 2015
- Seams Seems, Curated by Marian Hosking, Robin Quigley and Tracy Steepy, MADA Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
- Words and Works from a World Away Curated by Claire McArdle, Project Space Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
- Alloy Group Exhibition, Bea Campbell Gallery – Touchstone, Farmington PA
- My Australia Curated by Jasmine Matus, Berkley River Lodge, Western Australia
- Noisy. Curated by Part B, The Backroom @ Artifice, Williamstown, Australia
- Holownia. Modrzejewska Theatre, Legnica, Poland
- Seattle Metals Guild Biennial Exhbition, Washington State Convention Centre, Seattle WA
- Ferrous. Curators Mike Holmes, Brigitte Martin and Elizabeth Shypertt, Velvet da Vinci Gallery, San Francisco CA, Crafthaus online and 18 Karat, Toronto Canada
- MMMM: Wearable art: Unwearable jewellery, Hong Kong Visual Art Centre, Hong Kong and Gaffa Gallery, Sydney Australia
- Bilk on Tour, Incinerator Gallery, Monnee Ponds and Incinerator Arts Space, Willoughby, Australia
- Once More with Love, Studio 20/17, Waterloo and Gallery Bilk, Canberra, Australia
- Badges & Buttons, Waistcoats & Vests, Curated by Elizabeth Turrell & Robert Ebendorf, Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, CA and Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA
- Drawing, Permanence and Place II, Kunstmuseen der Stadt Erfurt, Galerie Waidspeicher im Kulturhof Krönbacken, Erfurt, Germany
- The Year That Was 2006. Studio 20/17, Waterloo, Australia
- Oh Opal!: Re-imagining Australia’s national gemstone. Curated by Part B. Redox Jewellery Studio, Geelong, Australia
- Heat Exchange: Cross continental survey of enamel, Shemer Art Centre and Museum, Phoenix, AZ
- Joyaviva: Live Jewellery from Across the Pacific, RMIT Gallery Melbourne and touring Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Bolivia and Mexico
- Transformation 8: The Elizabeth R Raphael Founders Prize 2012, Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh
- Third Time a Charm, Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- 2011 Itami International Craft Exhibition, Itami Museum of Arts and Crafts, Japan
- Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize 2011, Redleaf Council Chambers, Sydney
- Tinker Tailor Soldier Sailor: 100 Women 100 Brooches 100 Stories, Gallery Artisan, Brisbane
- Cheongju International Craft Competition, Old Tobacco Factory, Cheongju, Korea.
- BKV Prize for Young Applied Artists 2011, Bavarian Crafts Council, Munich.
- Measuring the Space Between: collaborative exhibition, Studio 20/17, Waterloo NSW.
- Love Lace, International Lace Award, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney.
- Buda 2011: Contemporary Australian Silver and Metalworking Exhibition, Buda Castlemaine.
- Winter Neckpieces, Studio 20/17, Waterloo, NSW.
- A Couple of Mugs: Commemorative Collectibles, Studio Fusion Gallery, London.
- The Butterfly Effect, Toyota Spirit Gallery, Port Melbourne, Victoria.
- Recontextualizing the Found Object, Slippery Rock University, Pennsylvania, USA.
- Lend Me Your Ears, Curated by Dianne Beevers + Part B. Mailbox 141, Melbourne.
- The Art of Engagement, Curated by Kristin D’Agostino + Raewyn Walsh, Objectspace, Auckland.
- Measuring The Space Between: Collaboration with Chloe Vallance, Hand Held Gallery, Melbourne.
- Wrapped 2010, Studio 2017, Waterloo NSW.
- The Box Project, Curated by Jasmine Matus. Keeper Gallery @ gaffa, Sydney, NSW.
- Everyday Objects, Curated by Rebecca Hannah, Loft Gallery, Abbotsford, Victoria.
- National Contemporary Jewellery Award, Griffith Regional Art Gallery and touring exhibition
- Travelling Scholarship, Noosa Regional Art Gallery
- First and Last, Keeper Gallery @ Gaffa
- Snip Slice Saw, Hand Held Gallery
- Re:Production, Keeper Gallery @ Gaffa
- Preziosa Young, Leopoldine Cloister, Torquato Tasso Square, Firenze and toured Inhorgenta Fair: Munich and Poland
- Return, Showcase Gallery, Central Institute of Technology
- One Cup, Hand Held Gallery
- Recycle Synergy Gallery
- REFINED VI: Back to Basics, Reavely Gallery, Cole Arts Centre, Stephen F. Austin State University, Texas.
- Feast, Depot Gallery
- Explorations ’09, Gaffa Gallery and Guildford Lane Gallery
- Contemporary Wearables ’09, Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery.
- Winter Brooches 2009, Studio 2017
- Buda 2009 Contemporary Australian Silver and Metalworking Exhibition,
- Buda Homestead Castlemaine and touring exhibition.
- Linden Postcard Show 2009, Linden Gallery
- 30 × 30 × 30, Monash University Faculty Gallery
- Made in Italy, Area Contemporary Art Space
- In the Making, Craft Victoria
- New Traditional Jewellery at Sieraad: International Jewellery and Silver Design Fair, Amsterdam and in touring exhibition.
- Expeditions ’07, Gaffa Gallery
- Graduate Exhibition, Department of Art, Curtin University
- Expeditions ’06, Metalab Gallery.
- MatterReality, Moores Building Contemporary Gallery.
- Coming up from the south – online exhibition on Crafthaus, 2012.
- Heat Exchange: Cross continental survey of enamel touring exhibition (co-curator with Elizabeth Turrell and Beate Gegenwart), Shemer Art Centre and Museum, Phoenix, Arizona, 2012 and touring to Germany.
- Steal This: Part B exhibition. One-night-only lane way exhibition, Hosier La, Melbourne, November 16 2010.
- Return: Five artisans return to their training-ground. (Curated to coincide with the 2010 JMGA conference) Showcase Gallery, Central Institute of Technology, Perth, Western Australia, 2010.
- Enamel Research studio at the Centre for Fine Print Research, University of the West Of England, under Elizabeth Turrell. March 2011.
- Staying Connected, presented at the Seams Seems symposium, Monash Art, Design and Architecture, 2013.
- How to become and artist jeweller: A Seattle community case study, presented at the Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia Conference 2013.
- Examining the connections between architecture and jewellery, presented at the Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia Biennial Conference 2010.
Biliography – jewellery + interior architecture
- Reflections on Skill: SNAG conference 2013, AJF Website Insight Series/SNAG Toronto Ed. Ben Lignel, July 28, 2013.
- Giving Digital Fab a Hand, Ponoko Blog, ed. Kristen Turner. September 8, 2010.
- ‘Armadale House’, ‘Eastern View Beach House’, ‘Elsternwick House’, ‘Owen Rodrigues House’, ‘Toorak House’ in: Designed Life: Houses. Editors: Cheng, K and Yabuka, N. 2005, Page One Publishing (POP), Singapore.
- ‘The Deanery’, Hip Entertaining: Bars and Restaurants, Cheng + Yabuka (Ed.) 2005, POP, Singapore ‘Ikasu Man’, Style Shopping: Shops and Showrooms, Cheng + Yabuka (Ed.) 2005, POP, Singapore.
- Seams Seems, MADA Gallery, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia 2013.(Exhib. Cat.)
- Words and Works form a World Away, McArdle, Melbourne, Australia 2013.(Exhib. Cat.)
- Jewel Book: International Annual of Contemporary Jewel Art, Stichting Kunstboak, Oostkamp, 2012.
- Upcycling, Narelle Yabuka ed. an\b editions, Singapore 2012.
- Art Jewlry Today 3, Schiffer Publications, Atglen, 2011.
- 500 Silver Jewelry Designs. Lark Crafts, Sterling Publications, New York, 2011.
- Transformation, Society for Contemporary craft, Pittsburgh, 2011 (Exhib. Cat.)
- Cheongju International Carft Biennale 2011 Beumduk Han, 2011. (Exhib. Cat.)
- Love Lace, Lindie Ward ed. Powerhouse Publishing, 2011 (Exhib. Cat.)
- Tinker Tailor Soldier Sailor, Artisan, 2011 (Exhib. Cat.)
- Art Jewelry Today 3, Schiffer Publications, Atglen, 2011.
- Contemporary Wearables 09 by Dr Cassandra Fusco, Craft Arts International #79, Sydney, p.94 + 95, 2010.
- Travelling Scholarship, Noosa Regional Gallery (Exhib. Cat.) 2010.
- Preziosa Young: Contemporary Jewellery, Le Arte Orafe, Firenze (Exhib. Cat.) 2010.
- Conference paper Examining the connections between architecture and jewellery published online, 2010.
- Wearable Art, Insite Autumn 2010, Perth p.200, 2010.
- Handmade in Melbourne, Slattery Media Group, Melbourne, 2009.
Lectures and Talks
- Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Richmond, VA. Visiting artist public lecture, 2014.
- Kent State University, Kent, OH. Visiting artist public lecture, 2014.
- Staying Connected, presented at the Seams Seems symposium, MADA 2013.
- How to become an artist jeweller: A Seattle community case study, presented at the JMGA conference 2013.
- Contemporary Metal, Osborne Park, Western Australia. Lecture on my practice to JMGA WA, 2013.
- Slippery Rock University, Pennsylvania USA. Metalsmithing and Sculpture dept. lecture – laser technology for jewellery. Visiting artist public lecture, 2013.
- California University of Pennsylvania, Jewellery + 3D design class, lecture on my practice, 2013.
- Featured on Jay Whaley’s Metalsmith BenchTalk broadcast on Blog Talk Radio, May 24, 2012.
- Artist talk. Opening of In Geometry I Trust, Studio 20/17, Waterloo, 2012.
- Edinburgh College of Arts, Scotland, Jewellery Dept. Lecture on my practice, 2011.
- Examining the connections between architecture and jewellery, presented at the JMGA Biennial Conference 2010.
- Appeared on Jay Whaley’s Metalsmith BenchTalk broadcast on Blog Talk Radio, May 24 2012.
- Artist talk at the opening of In Geometry I Trust, Studio 20/17, Waterloo, March 3 2012.
- Edinburgh College of Arts, Jewellery Department, March 28, 2011.
- Radical Jewellery Makeover guest teacher. VCU, Richmond, VA.. 20-22 Feb. 2014.
- Enamelling on Steel, Danaca Design Studio, Seattle. 25-26 Jan. 2014
- Enamelling on Steel, Danaca Design Studio, Seattle. 28-29 Sep. 2013
- Building Jewellery From Found Objects. Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA, 2013.
- Guest Artist (Three classes with art seniors), Winchester Thurston School, March 5-8 2013.
- Bridge 12 Melissa Cameron by Sharon Massey, Metalsmith Magazine. Vol 33, No. 5, p 61 2013 (Eugene, OR)
- Once More, With Love by Marjorie Simon, Metalsmith Magazine. Vol 33, No. 5, p 60 2013 (Eugene, OR)
- Contemporary Wearables 09 by Dr Cassandra Fusco, Craft Arts International #79, p.94, 2010 (Sydney)
- Crafthaus Think Tank, Touchstone Centre for Crafts and Society for Contemporary Craft, PA, 2012.
Further education – Workshops
- Pewter Basics. Barbara Knuth, Danaca Design 2013
- I_workshops! Benjamin Lignel. RMIT University, 2011.
- Weaving Fabric. Maryann Talia Pau. Harvest Workroom, East Brunswick, 2011.
- Rapid Prototyping. Dr Nicole Jaquard. RMIT University. 2010.
- Reinterpreting Enamels. Elizabeth Turrell. Manifesto Glass, Perth. 2010.
- Where Do I Come From? Masterclass. Helen Britton, RMIT University. 2010.
- Black and Night, masterclass. Bettina Speckner, RMIT University. 2009.
- Surface in Depth. Stefano Marchetti. Handwerkskammer für München und Oberbayern. 2008.