Introducing Melissa Choroszewska Ceramics…

First there’s ME!

Yes you have guessed it.. I am Melissa Choroszewska (well actually I am Melissa Cummings now I am married, but nevermind!).

Next there is Garry Cummings, my wonderful husband, he is my organiser (trust me without Garry I can’t organise myself out of a paper bag), my slip maker and mixer, my evening and weekends order packer (he works during the days) and as he says “my general dogs body”, though I would never say that!

No 3 is my Eldest Daughter Chloe! OK, she is only six so she doesn’t help all that much, but occasionally she holds a box closed while I tape it closed, or even gets packing materials from the office for me.

And finally my youngest Daughter Amelia-Jayne, She is only 1 so gives me lots of cuddles (everyone needs baby cuddles at work! Right?!)Melissa Choroszewska Ceramics

The Beginning of Melissa Choroszewska Ceramics

In 2009 I graduated from Hereford College of Art with a degree in Contemporary Applied Arts, having specialised in ceramics. This is when my journey in ceramics and Melissa Choroszewska Ceramics really began!

Having finished my degree and moved back home to Cornwall, set up my workshop with a kiln and got a part time job at Plymouth College of Art as Large Metals technical demonstrator.

I built a website for Melissa Choroszewska Ceramics and opened my first etsy shop. I started contacting galleries and the first gallery I supplied was the lovely South West Crafts in Tavistock.

Year 2 – 2010

I joined notonthehighstreet as a partner in May.

In August 2010 my daughter Chloe was born.

Year 3 – 2011

Open Studios

Year 4 – 2012

Started Stocking Limekiln Gallery

Open Studios

Year 5 – 2013

Started Stocking Cotehele Gallery, Saltash

Started Stocking Adore Gallery in Falmouth.

Started Stocking Cambridge Contemporary Art

Open Studios

Exhibited at Cotehele Christmas Craft Trail

Year 6 – 2014

Left Plymouth College of Art having decided to concentrate on my own business full time rather than part time.

Exhibited at Bedruthan

Exhibited at Outlaw

Exhibited at Cotehele Christmas Craft Trail

Started Supplying Object De Desires

Year 7 – 2015

Moving House and Starting getting my workshop ready to move to.

Open Studios

The Birth of my youngest daughter Amelia-Jayne

Year 8 – 2016

New Kiln and moving workshop to my New House

Open Studios