Melissa Bridgman

September Artist of the Month September 20-23

Melissa Bridgman

Memphis, Tennessee

about  Melissa  Bridgman

Melissa Bridgman is an alumna of Salem College in Winston Salem, NC, where she received her degree in History and American studies. During this period, she spent three semesters interning and exploring the collections of the Reynolda House Museum of Art and the Museum of Southern Decorative Arts, enriching her love of art, pattern, printmaking, fine textiles, ceramics, and the folk traditions of North Carolina. She holds a Master's in Southern Studies from the University of Mississippi, where she studied documentary fieldwork, art history, and self-taught and folk art. Melissa has been a teaching artist with the Memphis Brooks Museum and the Greater Memphis Arts Council. A full-time potter, she also teaches ceramics and floral workshops for adults in Memphis. She spends her time in her garden and studio with her family in her hundred year old bungalow in historic Midtown Memphis. Her work has appeared in Garden and Gun, Southern Living, Southern Home, and Okra magazines.

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