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Whitney Melius

I'm a senior in the art marketing program at the University of North Georgia, Dahlonega. I'm a non-traditional student, returning to college after three children. My studio focus is in ceramics and sculpture. I carefully carve out time for studio and classwork while balancing family life with children, aged five, nine, and twelve. I hope to be a lifelong learner and never really finish my education. I've always loved sculpting with modeling clay, but after my first ceramics class I was hooked!


NCC teaching artist Angie Renee assists residents at Martin Luther Meadow Woods memory care facility, 2017. Photograph by Alison Beech.
In comparing three articles, from the Studio Potter subscription, from differing time frames, I’ve come to understand a connection to art and ceramics that is more than skill building. I know the reason why my brain was has been so happy to have my hands in clay.