Anole Artistry

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


About Allison DeVan

I received my Ph.D. in Vascular Physiology from The University of Texas at Austin in 2009. I am currently a postdoctoral fellow/research faculty at the University of Colorado-Boulder in the Integrative Physiology of Aging Laboratory. My research focuses on the effects of aging, exercise, nutraceuticals and disease on endothelial function and large elastic artery stiffness in humans. Although I do not formally research Anolis, I have bred and kept Anolis carolinensis for more than 20 years.

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