All posts by Melynn Allen

ceramic artist

A Memorial Urn


I was asked to make a series of urns in memory of my sister-in-law’s friend who was a gardener. Here is one of them, freshly carved and ready to go on a shelf to dry. Eventually, they will be glazed in a clear glaze with a light green on the inside. A subtle approach, but very much like the woman who’s ashes they will hold – small, delicately sweet and softly spoken.

Salt Cellar

salt cellar

I was at a friend’s house the other day and saw one of my old salt cellars on her kitchen counter. I barely remember how I did it since I made it so long ago. I  took a photo to remind myself to try and make some more just like it. I really like the shape – the circle within a square block – and the striped layers of color in the glaze.