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Angela Mellor

Angela Mellor was born in Cheshire. Her work developed alongside her teaching over twenty years before moving to Perth, Western Australia in 1994 to set up a studio and practice full time.

BFA Honours Research at the University of Tasmania 1997 led to an exploration of light and organic form for ceramic translucency. 1998 she was awarded a Monash Graduate Scholarship to research her MA.

She was elected a member of the IAC in 2005. Returning to the UK in 2006 she set up her own gallery and studio in Ely, Cambridgeshire. The successful running of the gallery became incompatible with the studio work, so the gallery closed at the end of 2009. The gallery remains a space to show Angela’s own work, with a studio at the rear, and is open by appointment.

Angela’s work explores the translucency of bone china and its potential for the transmission of light. She is deeply interested in the environment and the effects of light on the landscape, especially in coastal areas, where the infinite variety of organic contours, tonal contrasts, and patterns form the source of her inspiration.

Through the medium of bone china and paperslip, Angela attempts to capture the essence of these natural phenomena. The very nature of bone china seems perfect for these aims and in working with it she tries to bring out its full inherent beauty, a quality which drew her to it.

craft&design Selected Silver Award Winner 2014
craft&design Selected Silver Award Winner 2015
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