Mel Griffin

I am an artist living in Helena, Montana. From 2012 to 2014, I participated in a two-year residency program at the Archie Bray Foundation for Ceramic Arts. It didn't take long for me to decide to make Montana my permanent home; I love the community, the trails, and most importantly, the wildlife. My studio is in the Scratchgravel Hills, a beautiful spot just north of Helena proper. This desert-like area is full of coyotes, jackrabbits, and prickly pear cactus. I make tile and ceramic wall panels to sell in galleries and directly to the public. I also build large tile installations and site specific commissions. In addition, I do drawing and illustration work.