About

The Adam PotteryMichelle returned to Seattle in 2015 after living and working in London and Edinburgh for the last 15 years. Michelle is originally from Seattle where she studied ceramics under Patrick Siler at Washington State University. In 2000 she moved to London where she worked with Kate Malone for over eight years. She then moved to Edinburgh in 2009 and has been focusing on developing her own ceramic practice.

Michelle draws inspiration from a lifelong connection with coastlines having had a childhood spent exploring beaches and tidal pools. The shapes and patterns created by the sea have been a constant source of inspiration.

Michelle works predominantly in porcelain utilizing a variety of hand building techniques. She continues experimenting with scale, from and surface decoration. Michelle makes her own crystalline glazes; selecting a unique palate that reflects the colours and patterns of the coast.

Selected Exhibitions
  • Treasures in Miniature MIVAL Gallery, Mercer Island, WA, 2015
  • Annual Exhibition Art Friends of Columba’s Hospice Edinburgh 2015
  • Made Brighton, Corn Exchange 2014
  • Retrospective Celebrating 30 Years of The Adam Pottery Edinburgh 2013
  • Annual Exhibition Art Friends of Columba’s Hospice Edinburgh Since 2010
  • Clay 12, Edinburgh Festival Fringe Exhibition, Edinburgh Since 2009
  • Peter Potter Gallery Christmas Exhibition Scotland 2009
  • Panik Gallery Christmas Exhibition, Scotland 2009
  • Hidden Art Open Studio, Balls Pond Studio, London from 2001-2007
  • Les 4 Saisons, L’Autonne Kate Malone et ses Assistants, Beddington Fine Art, France 2006
  • Spring Open Studio, Balls Pond Studio, London 2003
  • Hidden Art Design Fair, London 2002
  • Hidden Art Craft Market, London 2001
  • Annual Spring Open, Out of Hand Gallery, Seattle from 1998 – 2000
  • Holiday Show, Out of Hand Gallery, Seattle WA from 1999-2000
  • Winter Open, Pratt Fine Art Centre, Seattle 1999
  • Holiday Open, Pottery Northwest Gallery, Seattle from 1998-2000
  • Martha’s Vineyard Art and Pottery Show, Maryland from 1999-2000
  • Washington Potters Association Annual Juried Show, Seattle 1999
Awards
  • 1999 Jurors Choice Award, W. P. A. Annual Juried Show
Residencies
  • Adam Pottery, Edinburgh since 2009
  • Studio Manager to Kate Malone Ceramics, London from 2001-2009
  • Apprenticeship, Kate Malone Ceramics, London From 2000-2001
  • Martha’s Vineyard Cerebral Palsy Camp, USA From 1999-2001
  • Pottery Northwest USA From 1998-2000
Education
  • BA in Fine Arts, Washington State University, USA
Upcoming Exhibitions
Recent Exhibitions