Melissa Jane Hampson-Smith is a contemporary Artist & Jeweller inspired by environments.
A survivor of the 2004 Tsunami, Melissa's work explores extreme weathers, medical intervention & discarded man-made materials.
Inspiration comes from Space travel, mining asteroids, our search for water on other celestial bodies in our galaxy & others & the not so distant future colonisation of planets & moons.
Currently working in St Ives, Cornwall she hammers metals with beach stones, uses raw & cut gems & sets resins to create wearable sculptures. Melissa also paints Landscapes & Portraits & makes environmental artworks.