Shao Qi Tan (b. 2000, Singapore) graduated under the International Baccalaureate Career-Related Programme in Visual Arts at the School of the Arts, Singapore. She is currently pursuing her BA (Hons) in Ceramic Design at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London.
Her studio practice is a material-driven investigation of the fragile yet enduring nature of porcelain. The luminosity, translucency and resilience of the material reflect ideas of fragility and impermanence in the ever-changing landscape. Her designs highlight the delicate tension between strength and fragility, referencing the structural resilience found in both the man-made and natural worlds. To make visible the unseen changes of nature in urban environments, she employs new materials and techniques which emulate naturally occurring processes that are often immaterial and overlooked.
She is the recipient of the David Marshall Scholarship for Young Artist, the William Atkinson Scholarship by the Royal Female School of Art Foundation London and the FRANZ International Porcelain Design Scholarship by the FRANZ Rising Star Project.