Change is Inevitable

This year has taught me that change is inevitable, constant, and natural. The way the seasons shift from one to another. The way our bodies grow, strengthen, and wear. The way we move from one place to the next. The way relationships weave throughout our lives.

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Melissa Ballone
How Does Your Body Feel In The Studio?

Let’s talk about our muscles and the benefits of massage! As many of you know, I am an artist as well as a Licensed Massage Therapist and I strive to make massage techniques more accessible to makers everywhere. It is beneficial to incorporate massage into your daily routine, and you can do it without leaving the comfort of your own studio. These simple techniques will help you work out knots, increase blood flow and circulation, and get you energized!

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Melissa Ballone
Interview: Potters Skin Butter

I found my love for pottery when I was in college. I was on a study abroad trip to Cortona, Italy with the University of Georgia. I took a pottery class with Ted Saupe and we got to work with local clay and experiment with Majolica glazes.We had the chance to tour Deruta, Italy where we learned about the rich history of majolica pottery and I had the opportunity to see how it is still produced today.

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Melissa Ballone
Love, Loss, and Healing

If you’ve met me, you probably noticed that I am extremely extroverted. I love to be around people. It builds me up, inspires me, and gets me excited about life. So, for me, working from home and being an artist/business owner full-time can be a very isolating experience.



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Melissa Ballone
Recipe: Breakfast for Makers

Try this easy grab & go breakfast that will both fuel & nourish you! Make a batch once & enjoy them all week long! These oatmeal protein bars are slowly digested by your body, providing you with sustained, high-quality energy! So Skip spending time in the AM figuring out breakfast or missing it entirely & dealing with that terrible blood sugar crash that is sure to follow. Your body will appreciate the fiber, vitamins, antioxidants, healthy fats & protein. You will appreciate deliciousness & getting to focus on what really matters… your work!

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