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Dickson, TN
www.studio-ember.com

Founded in 2022 by sisters Melissa and Jessica Russell, Studio Ember is a small design studio based in Dickson, Tennessee and Birmingham, Alabama.

Jessica is an interdisciplinary artist who graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in 2017 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Photography. She obtained a minor in Ceramic Arts and Motion Media Design and worked as a Ceramic Arts Studio Manager for over three years at SCAD after graduation. At Studio Ember, Jess has continued to develop her ceramic techniques and gravitates towards combining geometric and organic qualities to express how seemingly opposing forces are often intertwined. In her ceramic work, she is drawn to mold-making and slip-casting as it is a way to control the clay material that in many ways is uncontrollable.

Melissa is a designer, organizer, and researcher from Huntsville, AL. She graduated with a BA in Journalism from NYU in 2013, and a Master of Architecture from Yale in 2019. She currently serves as Studio Ember’s Creative Director.

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