About

I love making things with clay!

I have set up a small studio in Verona, where I live with my daughter, partner and two cats and some goldfish. I am now making beads, jewellery and pots full time, well as full time as I can. In between looking after my daughter, building a house and veggie gardening.

After studying ceramics at TAFE I set up a studio in Berry on the South Coast and started making quirky functional ware inspired by 1950’s science fiction. I sold my work through galleries in Sydney, Canberra and the North Coast.

I find inspiration everywhere, my work is constantly changing and I love to make whatever I feel like! This means I am experimenting with new ideas all the time.

You can find my beads for sale on my Facebook page – The Clay Hen , my ETSY shopAustralian Art Beads ,The Holey Glass Beadery, Cobargo. I also try to have monthly showcases on Handmade Jewellery and Components Showcase or handmade beads and findings.

If you would like a custom order or would like to order some wholesale beads please contact me.

Cheers Melissa Gabelle