Melissa Mead is a ceramic and mixed media artist located in Cape Town, South Africa with her four children and dedicated partner.  Melissa grew up in San Antonio, Texas and first trained for her BSc then shifted to art.  She then moved to the U.K. and then onto South Africa.  

 In South Africa Melissa married and started her family.  As the family grew she was unable to pursue an arts degree so she took classes and workshops to learn and explore.  Over the year exploring human connections to nature and spirit through centuries of tribal and symbolic art became a passion.  Much of the first explorations were in painting however this was challenging with small children.  In 2009 she found ceramics and dived into this aspect of art.  2016 brought an amazing gift of a friend and her daughters teaching Melissa photoshop skills and now she divides her time between family, design and ceramics.