Traditionally trained in the visual arts, Melanie focused her creative exploration in sculpture through pottery and traditional stained glass. Melanie expanded her studies into the world of kiln worked glass learning from renowned glass artists throughout Canada and the US. She has participated in conferences, studio networking initiatives and art glass events. From student to mentor, she has enjoyed sharing her passion for kiln worked glass and has worked in the industry producing and instructing as a professional for the last ten years. She has developed and provided beginner and advanced fused and stained glass workshops and programs and her passion for fused glass is obvious in her unique, professionally executed artwork. She has an in-depth understanding of the science of kiln work and thrives on pushing the material to its limit.