Artist Talk – Mella Shaw



Venue details
All Saints Church, ST1 3HH
Additional information

Free on-site parking, entrance is off Leek Road.

Mella Shaw

Mella Shaw uses clay to make thought-provoking objects and site-specific installations centred around reoccurring themes of balance, tipping points, fragility and loss. Her approach has its roots in activism- making publicly-engaged environmental work addressing specific issues in the global climate crisis- with an intention to bring lesser-known issues to a new audience to enact change.

Mella has a background in anthropology and museum curation and display which underpins her varied ceramics practice. Graduating from the Royal College of Art in 2013 Mella shows nationally and internationally, having pieces in various public and private collections. She lives and works in Edinburgh.

Visit Mella Shaw’s website.



Artist Talks

During the 2023 British Ceramic Biennial you will have the chance to meet, ask questions and hear from some of the talented artists exhibiting with us this year. The Artist Talks will provide a unique insight into the work and careers of some of the artists and the work they have created especially for the 2023 Biennial.

Each talk will be 30 minutes, followed by a 15-minute Q&A. They will all take place in All Saints Church. Ticket fees are pay-what-you-can.

We will record each Artist Talk and publish them on our website over the coming months.