Minnesota Women Ceramic Artists is a professional organization that supports

ceramic artists who identify as women in Minnesota. MNWCA provides its members opportunities for exhibiting, networking and mentoring throughout their ceramic careers. MNWCA furthers the creative and professional development of its members.


Melissa Gohman

Rivers Bend Studio



Member profile details

First name
Last name
Your Company Name
Rivers Bend Studio

Contact Data


Art Involvement and Photos

Art Involvement
  • Artist
  • Educator
Photo of Artwork 1
Photo of Artwork 2

Artist Info

Artist Bio
Clay is aliveā€”it starts soft as flesh, responding to my hands and fingers and recording their imprints as I shape it. Clay hardens and the bones and branches I have sculpted into the female form become visible reminders of the provisional, delicate relationship we have with the natural world. Out of the abundance of life comes death. In paying close attention to structure, our imagination escapes. My work rejects easy formulations of beauty and grace; instead it finds power in revealing paradox.
Clay used
  • Stoneware
  • Raku
Type of work
  • Functional
  • Sculptural
  • Installation
Firing range/type
  • Wood/soda
  • Slab
  • Coil
  • Pinching
  • Throwing
  • Handbuilding
Additional techniques
  • Carving
  • Sgraffito
  • Tile Making
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