Pushing the boundaries with clay: in conversation with artist Mella Shaw

This month, the Shipley Art Gallery interviewed Mella Shaw — ceramicist, guest lecturer, writer, freelance curator and winner of the 2020 Henry Rothschild Bursary. In our conversation, Mella reflects on her career, inspirations and progress with her latest project, Rare Earth.

Left: Mella Shaw, Blue Wave, image © Sylvain Deleu / Right: Mella Shaw, Bridges (Grey and Yellow) © Sylvain Deleu
Mella Shaw, Saudades — Tumbling Form (detail), image © Sylvain Deleu
Left: Mella Shaw, Two Janus Forms, 2020 © Shannon Tofts / Right: Mella Shaw, Untold © Mella Shaw
Left: Postcard One, stoneware and porcelain, image © Mella Shaw / Right: Mella Shaw, Postcard Three, image © Mella Shaw

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