Ann Melton’s Galloping Snail Studio in Georgia features beautiful and accurate natural sculptures in ceramic, stoneware and pewter including an anole pin, figurine, letter opener, jar and vase. She describes her artistic journey as beginning with “…clay at an early age and over time developed a wide range of ceramic techniques. I began formal ceramic studies in Manises, Spain. At Mountain Empire Community College I participated in an intense two year Studio Potter program. Then went on to graduate from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelor of Fine Art. For 10 years I designed for an international pewter company. I now live on Melton Farm in Beachton, Georgia and work out of “Galloping Snail Studio” where I combine the two disciplines. The resulting work is both functional and decorative which savor the uniqueness of the red hills region.” Her work can be purchased directly at her website or at sportingartisans.com
Maybe she can do some Dominican anoles and get them into the DR’s airport gift shops?
Very cool. I wonder if they’re all modeled on the green anole?