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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.
 
Education:
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
 
Awards:
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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