About Mel Volkman

Mel Volkman is a multidisciplinary visual artist and ceramicist based in Maine.

She is most known for her poetic perspective and nuanced approach to seemingly insignificant details. Her work communicates depth and meaning beyond evident visuals, drawing the viewer inward to reflect on both the serene and unquiet emotions connected to the impermanence of life. 

"Nostalgic", “Earthy", “Haunting” and "Poetic" are the words most often used to describe her work. She's humbled to be sharing her work within private and public spaces throughout the world — United States, Germany, Sweden, United Kingdom, France, Italy, and Australia to name a few.

When she's not creating, you can find her lovingly restoring her c. 1800 colonial home and renovated cottage barn studio, gardening, or foraging through the woods and along the misty coastlines of Maine (and beyond), in search of her next subject.