Melinda Bryden


Each year I experiment with new mediums to incorporate into my work. My muse is nature but only to capture her whimsical side. I believe that color is vitality and so I use bright, vibrant colors of glass and metal patinas in fanciful ways, especially when I am re-purposing found objects.

Between a wonderful husband, an active rescue dog, the occasional chicken or three, and my workshop, I am busier and happier than I have ever been. I started working in cement designing a 4 foot high, 48 foot long wall behind my orchard depicting nature surrounding the stream that runs it length. The use of metal objects found and created enhanced my desire to work in steel. I spent the next 12 months taking classes to learn to translate metal into art.

From there, I added beautiful fused glass creations on their own or incorporated into sculpture or functional pieces and I've continued to add other media as whimsy leads me.

My site name is a tribute to my lovely mother-in-law whose maiden name was Redfern. Thanks Betty!

Some of my pieces can be created with your input regarding color or in some cases size.  Just contact me!