Melanie Close Liotta has a BA in Art (1970) and has been working in clay ever
since.  She worked exclusive in ^10 reduction until the mid-90s when she started
experimenting with colorful design in ^6 oxidation.
Melanie uses intensely colored underglazes on white or dark stoneware clay.  Her
signature pieces are using these underglazes over a deep-red stoneware clay on
which she carves through the underglazes using a technique called ‘sgraffito’ to
reveal the dark clay.
Melanie moved to Lake County in 1984 and lived in Cobb until the Valley Fire.  
She now lives in Riviera West.
MELANIE CLOSE LIOTTA
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