Award films 2023 – Mella Shaw

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Sounding Line by Mella Shaw focuses on the overuse of marine sonar which is having a devastating effect on deep-diving whale species that rely on echolocation (a biological sonar used by several animal species). She has created large-scale sculptural forms inspired by the whales’ tiny inner ear bones.


Mella exhibited as part of Award at All Saints Church for the 2023 British Ceramics Biennial.


This is part of a series of films looking at the Award artists from the 2023 Biennial. Thanks to Rob Hill for his thoughtful and insightful films into their work.


See more of Mella’s work.