Resident Artist

Melissa Borrell

Medium: Jewelry Designer
Residency: January 1, 2004–
January 1, 2005

www.melissabdesign.com

Melissa Borrell has been designing and fabricating her own line of jewelry since 1999. She is currently a graduate student at Rhode Island School of Design and a Resident Artist though August 2004. “Functional art breaks the barrier that separates the viewer and the object. I combine simple shapes and subtle textures into sculptures that interact with the body.”

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The application for the 2025 – 2026 cycle opens January 1, 2025. It’s free to apply!

The Artist Residency Program is designed to offer time and space for craft artists to focus on their creative work and interact with the public. The program supports emerging, mid-career, and established artists working in all craft media, including but not limited to clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood and mixed media.

The application for the 2025 – 2026 cycle opens January 1, 2025. It’s free to apply!

The Artist Residency Program is designed to offer time and space for craft artists to focus on their creative work and interact with the public. The program supports emerging, mid-career, and established artists working in all craft media, including but not limited to clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood and mixed media.

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