I am Nova Scotian born Ceramic Artist, Melza Harvey. I began clay sculpting in 2003. I have a Bachelor of Arts with an Advanced Major in Psychology and I professionally trained as a ceramist from 2006-2009 in Montreal, where I currently reside. In 2016 I earned a Fine Arts degree in Ceramics from Concordia University and the following year I founded Melz Artz Mobile, a portable ceramic workshop that aims to make ceramic art instruction accessible.
I am passionate about working with clay and believe that learning to express ourselves through clay sculpture can be a therapeutic experience. Using various hand building methods and the pottery wheel, I explore themes such as mothering, feminism, and organic phenomena in a provocative and challenging way.