Friese Greene House, which included Mel's installed glass 'Succession of Light' is awarded Development of the Year from the Chartered Institute of Housing.
Invited to judge at The Stevens Competition, run by The Worshipful Company of Glaziers. A competition that Mel won in 1991 whilst a student.
Appointed advisory member of the Heritage and Crafts committee at The Radcliffe Trust.
Awarded The Building Crafts Award by The Sussex Heritage Trust.
Speaking at the Rising Stars Symposium at the University of Creative Arts Farnham UK. Organised by the New Ashgate Gallery.
Sussex Heritage Award as part of a scheme at St Mary Magdalene Whatlington. UK
Speaking at the Guild of Enamellers national conference. UK
Speaking at the American Glass Guild national conference, Philadelphia, USA
Awarded the first ‘QEST Award for Excellence’ by the Royal Warrant Holders Association. In recognition of her work that has taken traditional craft and given it relevance for today using contemporary techniques. The medal was made by Thomas Fattorinii.
Ambassador to The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust. Clarence House
Speaker at the V&A debate 'Crossovers and boundaries' organised by QEST
Awarded Sussex Heritage Award - Nominated by the Judges 'Highly Commended' - Arundel St Nicholas
Awarded Sussex Heritage Award - 'Highly Commended' - Angmering St Margarets
Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust - Scholarship
Member of Chichester Diocesan Advisory Committee for the Care of Churches
Council Member of the British Society of Master Glass Painters
Lecturing Stained Glass at West Dean College. Edward James Foundation
Elected Associate Member of the British Society of Master Glass Painters
Shell Livewire Business Award (Hampshire) - First Prize
Studio opens in Chichester - aided by the Prince's Trust
Artist in Residence at Swansea Institute Architectural glass department. Commissioned to make the library staircase windows.
Howard Martin Award - Student of Outstanding Merit - Awarded by the glass department of Swansea Institute
National Glass Competition - The London Institute - Second Prize
Stevens Competition - Awarded by the Worshipful Company of Glaziers - First Prize
Studied Architectural Glass - Swansea Institute. Wales
Foundation Art Studies. Portsmouth College of Art.