Meet the Maker / Takeawei

Takeawei creates fun, functional, hand-crafted ceramics, the pieces mix organic shapes and textures with bright colours and a sense of humour. Each piece is designed to be used and is lovingly handmade.

Chela studied textile design in Melbourne in the early 2000s and after graduation set her sights on working in New York. After much determination and many job interviews, she landed a Manhattan job and designed for big names like Vera Wang and DKNY for five years. After meeting a potter in Brooklyn, she fell in love with ceramics and soon after moved back to Melbourne and started Takeawei. ( credit : studio pics /Linsey Rendell)