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Melanie Guy Applied Art
A visual artist with varied experience in teaching and design, I take inspiration from the natural world, stemming from time spent by the sea and living on the water and sailing. These times provide subject matter for my relief wall panels. I use the traditional material of pewter metal sheet, for which I search for new methods and applications.
2005 Hidden Art Cornwall membership2004 Granted Fellowship of the Society of Designer Craftsmen2002 Invited member of Plymouth Society of Artists 2002 Granted Membership to the Society of Designer Craftsmen - Council Member2000 Crafts Council National Register of Makers1998–99 Plymouth College of Art and Design – BA (Hons) APPLIED ARTS1996–98 Plymouth College of Art and Design - HND in Design Metals 1968–71 Swansea College of Art – DIP IN A&D Specialising in Ceramics - CREDIT Swansea College of Education -CERT.ED Specialist Art Teachers Certificate 1967–68 Croydon College of Art – Foundation Cert
2006 Short listed for Wesley Barrell Craft Awards
2004 Grant from The Gane Charitable Trust
1997 Business Link - Trophy Design Competition Prize Winner
Selected Commissions/collections:
2005 Trophies & design for ‘EnterprisingPlymouth’, Force 4, Plymouth
2004 Trophies & designs for 'BusinessChallenge2004', Force 4, Plymouth
2004 Short listed Cotswold Waterpark, public art commission Competition
2003 Short listed for town centre, figurative sculpture project, St. Just, Cornwall
2001& 02 Inter-active Artwork - for Devon Artists In Schools Initiative
2001 Trophies for Xerox - Mike Smith Award
2000 Frames Project – Saltmill Public Art Project, Cornwall
1997 Trophy design, Business Link, Plymouth – Commission to produce ten trophies
1996 Ceramic relief – Devonport Dockyard, Plymouth
1995 Design for the refurbishment of public area in Callington Town Centre, Cornwall
1995 Painted mural – “The Celtic Mirror” – Callington Town Centre
From 1998 Design drawings for adventure playgrounds – Wilts, Avon, SW & Co Durham
From 1980 Exhibition work and projects for theatre productions & festivals across SW

Single Exhibitions:
2005& 06 Inscape, Launceston – metal panels
2005 Wharf, Tavistock – life work
2004 Tamar Valley Artists - OPEN STUDIOS & 'Horn of Plenty' exhibition - mixed
2001 Solo exhibition at Ballard House, Plymouth, Devon - painting & metalwork
Group Exhibitions:
2006 (Alexander Palace, London – Great Art Christmas Fair)
2006 Cube3 Gallery Plymouth University, Drawn to the Valley
2006 Touring Exhibition of Wesley-Barrell Craft Awards shortlist
2006 Royal William Yard, Plymouth - ‘Urban Splash’
2006 Saltram House Gallery, Plymouth - Drawn to the Valley
2000-06 Mall Galleries, London - SDC annual exhibition – metals
2003-05 Royal College of Art, 'Secret' Postcard Exhibition
Artist's Statement:
Now working mostly in metals. I make wall work for interiors, from pewter sheet, suitable for corporate or private venues. Also, making functional and sculptural metal pieces by methods derived from silversmithing.
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