"I am an Artist working in the field of Art and Ecology. I originally trained as a production potter and glassmaker and have spent twenty five years working professionally as a Maker, Teacher and Trainer – facilitating the transformative process of making pots, and the parallel process of supporting people to empower and transform themselves. I am discovering working with porcelain at the moment and am currently designing a new range."
Richenda is the Creative Director and visionary behind Studio 45. She also works as a creative facilitator and teacher at Schumacher College.
Mel Chambers is a self-taught Artist and Sculptress living in Cornwall and a former apprentice to Richenda Macgregor, as well as a teacher and Operations Director at Studio 45. She also runs a successful business called Alchemy Tiles, creating beautiful, bespoke hand crafted tiles. Inspired by the magnificent earth and ocean around us Mel is also a sculptress in her own right, working mainly in Raku. Mel also works to commission, you can view her portfolio at www.melchambers.com
I love to Make.
Working the ancient clays with my hands.
The mystery of glazing, the huge temperatures.
The excitement of seeing what’s worked, and what hasn’t. The pinging of the glaze as it cools. Creating and learning, making beautiful, useful things for people to enjoy. Seeing the joy in others as they discover the magic of pottery.