Melissa Rice lives and works on the coast of San Francisco, California residing in The Outer Sunset District and running her pottery production and community art space, STUDIO CERAMICA in The Outer Richmond District. Mel was born in Kansas. She moved to Puebla, Mexico in grade school and moved back to The States shortly after high school to pursue her Baking & Pastry Degree in New York. Food, The Pacific Ocean, and good weather brought Mel to San Francisco 15 years ago.
The pottery studio at the Fort Mason Campus of San Francisco City College is where she spent 8 years both as a student and studio manager. The pottery wheel is where she feels the most prolific. Melissa has developed a simple clean way of designing functional pieces for any room and is inspired by the sight, the smell, and sound of the Pacific Ocean.