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Melissa Woodburn

  • 1075 Calle Empinado, Novato, CA 94949, USA

Studio Information

Special Location Or Visiting Instructions

Take a walk through my pollinator's garden as you enter my studio. Masks suggested.

COVID Precautions

About The Artist

Artist Statement

I’m holding my Open Studio IN PERSON inside at my home studio this year.  Masks are suggested. Come and enjoy a walk through my pollinator’s garden.


I am inspired by using a variety of media to express statements about the rhythms and cycles of living. The creative nature of the universe excites me and I filter this through my lens of female experience.

I started working with pine needles in 1996, a direct result of living under some messy long needled pine trees, and added ceramic back into my mix of media in 2001, as a way to personally heal after the violence of 9/11.

A chance encounter with two large jack rabbits in my front garden started me on a two year path of sculpting life size hares. Since August, 2019, I have been incorporating these hares into a series of bas relief sculptures of the Major Arcana of my own imagined tarot deck.

Art Medium(s)

Mixed Media, Ceramics, Pottery, Sculpture, Fiber

Contact Information

Artist Full Name
Contact Email Address

(415) 235-6825

Exhibitions & Press

Group Exhibitions

Studio Gallery SF
Terrain – Views of California
April 6 – 25
Reception –  Apr. 16, 2 – 5pm
1641 Pacific Ave., San Francisco, CA 94109

Art Works Downtown
Apr. 7 – May 20
Receptions –  Friday Apr. 14,  and Friday Jan. 12, 5 – 8pm
1337 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA 94901

ACCI Gallery
Bold Botanicals
April 14 – May 27
Reception – Apr. 22, 3 – 6pm
1652 Shattuck, Berkeley, CA

Marinwood Community Center
Layers and Lines
Apr. 22, 4–7pm
775 Miller Creek Road, San Rafael, 94903

Studio Gallery SF
On The Road
May 4 – 22
1641 Pacific Ave., San Francisco, CA 94109

Melissa’s Open Studio
May 6–7, 11am – 5pm
1075 Calle Empinado, Novato 94949

11th International Mini Textile and Fibre Art Exhibition
Ivano-Frankivs’k, Ukraine
June 6 – 20


Group logo of Studios Open Weekend 1
Studios Open Weekend 1
Public Group


See How It's Made: Scenes From The Leporid Tarot – The Devil


Open April 29 - May 14
Fundraiser April 29, 6-8pm
May 6-7 & 13-14

See You In Our Studios!