MELISSA DORA | @melissadoraceramics

I love to experiment with a spectrum of colours to suit a range of interior lifestyles from contemporary living, subtle pastel tones to rustic wares.

All of my glazes are made using raw materials and oxides. They are then fired to 1260 degrees in my kiln.

I take inspiration from the many glaze recipe books I have in my studio but then add or take out ingredients to make them more personable to my work.
— What does colour mean to you?


 Melisa Dora is a ceramic artist specialising in versatile and tactile hand-thrown tableware, glazed in a fusion of vibrant and subtle colour combinations. After graduating in 2010 from Brighton University in ceramics and wood, Melisa went on to set up her own ceramics studio, working on a variety of tableware collections and freelance commissions for clients. She also teaches ceramic workshops in her London studio and enjoys passing on her own expertise and passion for making beautiful objects by hand. This has in turn informed her own professional development. Melisa creates complementary coloured glazes, in a variety of textured and smooth finishes, which she mixes herself in her studio. All of her pieces are functional and fired to stoneware at 1260degrees.