Melissa Ayotte is the daughter of glass artist Rick Ayotte. Initially she had no intention of following in her father’s footsteps, she had other ideas. However, during graduate school in 1998, she began working part-time in her father’s glass studio and gradually the fascination of working with glass took hold. Today Melissa is making her own intricate designs, based on nature, with a wonderful feeling for colour and texture. Her weights are scratch-signed and dated; some weights also contain a blue/white “A” signature cane usually placed on the underside of the design.
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Set against a white ground with a faint hint of pink is a large, double-layered lavender chicory centring an arrangement of pink, white & purple flowers over variegated leaves and curling tendrils. The weight is script-signed and dated M Ayotte ‘19 above the basal rim. Polished, concave base with wide wear ring
Set on a concave white ground this simple bouquet is centred by a beautiful red rose. Grouped around the rose are small white and purple blooms; yellowish-green leaves complete the arrangement. Signed and dated above the basal rim: M Ayotte ‘19. Polished, concave base with wear ring
An attractive medium-size weight with an arrangement of pale-pink & white blooms around a deep-purple chrysanthemum. The bouquet is set on a bed of variegated leaves over a white ground with a faint pink tinge.The weight is signed and dated: M. Ayotte ‘19. Polished, concave
Variegated green leaves and curling tendrils provide the backdrop to this floral arrangement centred by a pink dahlia surrounded by blue & purple bell flowers. The bouquet is set on a white ground.The weight is signed and dated: M. Ayotte ‘19 above the basal rim. Polished, concave base.