Melissa Mytty

Resident Artist - Past

Residence Time: 2007-2012

The cup as an object has been the focus of my investigation as a designer. My inspiration comes from historical ceramic teacups and saucers, the form as it functions, and its place in every day life.

I am driven by contemporary music, from country to hip hop, and fashion design from high-end couture to thrift stores. Currently I am focused on teacup designs that will function beautifully yet be a contemporary cultural signifier, a blending of street style with the grandma aesthetic of traditional teacups.

My work draws from the rich history of ceramics while injections of contemporary culture are critical and keep my work pushing the boundaries of the material and the format of the cup.

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