I love playing with color and texture in clay. 

I focus on functional pottery, and have never concentrated on one particular style.  I prefer to let each piece speak in its own voice, reflecting a feeling, mood, or attitude.  My work ranges from carved pieces to altered jars and bowls to hand-sculpted ware, and I work both on and off the wheel.

Although I  no longer have an ownership interest in La Mano, I continue to work there as a studio potter.  I also teach private silver clay classes (email me for more information!).   I am happy to take commission work, and specialize in creating beautiful Judaica  ritual objects for the home, including chanukiah, seder plates, challah and matzo platters, and tzedakah boxes.  Silver jewelry is also available for sale, and may be custom designed to your specifications.

Melissa E. Green


Please feel free to contact me at: info@greenwareceramics.com  if you are interested in any of the items displayed on these pages, or you would like to discuss classes or a special order.


Functional Clay Work and Silver Clay Jewelry by

In addition to a fulfilling career in NYC banking and real estate,  I began to study pottery in 1995, as a student with Anke Bosse at Ceramix studio in Manhattan.  In 1998, along with several talented partners, I founded La Mano Pottery on Chelsea, NYC, and took part in growing that business into the successful and thriving gallery and teaching studio that it is today.