The Copper Newt

Meet the Maker

Hi! My name is Melissa, I am the Artist and Maker behind The Copper Newt.
I live with my husband and our fur babies in the beautiful Catskill Mountains in New York State. We have a peaceful little homestead tucked into the woods, with a big garden, chickens and lots of forest to walk with our three dogs. 
I have been a maker my whole life, always curious and drawn to the beauty in nature and the world around me. As a child I loved making “magic” potions and spending time outdoors; gathering plant bits and gluing them to a piece of tree bark to make wall hangings. I studied art in College and earned my Bachelors of Fine Arts in Ceramics. 
I found Electroforming a few years ago and was immediately enchanted with the process. It combines art, alchemy, science, math and a little bit of magic. I have been hooked since I ran my first “blue bath”. The crystals and stones I use are purchased from trusted, reputable sources and other small businesses, and the natural objects I use are are all ethically sourced, most are found by me during walks on our property!
I love the electroforming  process from beginning to end and I hope that comes through in the jewelry that I make! Each piece is thoughtfullly, and intentionally crafted 
Please send me a message if you have any questions!
Thanks again for visiting my shop!
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