Showcase #19: Takeawei

Chela Moonflower Edmunds creates alluring, functional ceramics under the moniker Takeawei from her studio in Torquay, regional Victoria.

When: Fri, 10 Aug – Wed, 21 Nov 2018
Where: Shepparton Art Museum, 70 Welsford Street, Shepparton

Formerly trained as a textile designer, Edmunds draws on her background in fashion to explore the application of colour and pattern on stoneware platters, plates and vessels. Working primarily in a pastel palette, her works reveal subtle gradations of mint, lavender and muted pinks applied in a gestural manner that is amplified through the alchemy of the firing process. Her wheel thrown forms with their aqueous glazes pervade a watery quality, evocative of the coastal environment where she is based.

Chela Edmunds has been profiled in numerous online and magazine publications including the Design Files, Sight Unseen and the Journal of Australian Ceramics. Recent selected group exhibitions include the Victorian Craft Awards, Craft, Melbourne (2016); Dress Up – Namaste, Craft, Melbourne (2015); and 1-OK Club, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (2015).