We're meant to create the life that was designed for us before we were even born


We met at the art department in a small mountain town in the Blue Ridge. He was a painter and way ahead of the league, I was a curious art education major that spent most of my days covered in clay. We got married in my last year at University, built a ceramic studio, then a wood shop, then transformed an old attic into a painting studio and finally purchased a 44" Canon Fine Art printer. We were (are) young, ambitious and trying to make a living working with our hands....something that seemed so impossible in a town where very few people could stay to pay for the cost of living that the sanctuary of the mountains had to offered.

5 years later, we have a son named Lucca Fox, a creative arts business, Overflow Studios, and another son, Forrest Brave on the way. We launched a modern handmade market, Artisan Market Boone and now we're building a tiny house on a hill in order to later fashion a large, beautiful barn to encompass all of our dreams, that only our creations can  bring. We're thankful and tired for this wild ride, but wouldn't have it any other way. We hope that you would join us one day, in the mountains, on a hill, in the barn that is soon to be, and create something beautiful.

For more of our daily rhythms, follow Jacob Daniels @overflowstudios & @bylinalav  on Instagram.

Melina & Jacob also offer ceramic/painting lessons, University-credited internships and available to travel to conferences speaking on creativity, painting, styling and professional development. Please use the contact form below to inquiry.


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