By Mary-Melinda Wellsandt
Sandblasted and hand-enameled vase.
"I have been making 'pretty things' since I was about 3 years old, painting the gravel from our driveway with watercolors and peddling it around the block to our neighbors. In the years that have passed my work has become refined and sophisticated, yet I have retained my 3-year-old sense of joy and delight in the creation of my art.
My current work uses functional glass as a surface to explore. The process includes the use of a sandblaster to carve, and permanent paints, enamels (and other assorted mixed media) to render my original drawings, photos and paintings in a very unique and clearly 'high touch' way." - Mary-Melinda Wellsandt