Shao Qi Tan (b. 2000, Singapore) is an artist and ceramic designer based in London and Singapore. She graduated from Central Saint Martins with First Class Honours in the Bachelor of Arts: Ceramic Design.
A material-driven investigation of the fragile yet enduring nature of porcelain — tan’s practice is a study of its whiteness, luminosity and translucency. She embodies the inherent properties of the material, alluding to the quiet and fleeting hybridity of light and nature. Her designs reflect notions of fragility and impermanence in the ever-changing. The design collection is a series of sculptural porcelain installations: wall, floor and hanging, inviting viewers in a quiet observation of the transitory moments found in the mundane.
Her work has been exhibited in Singapore, London, New York, Greece, China, Hong Kong, Vietnam and Taiwan. She has worked on projects with Kohler Co., Overseas Singaporean Unit MCCY, and most recently designed an installation in Singapore Changi Airport commissioned by Louis Vuitton.
She is the recipient of the MullenLowe NOVA Award, the FRANZ International Porcelain Design Scholarship and the William Atkinson Scholarship. In 2021, she was listed in FEMALE Magazine’s 10 Emerging Talents Bringing A Fresh Perspective To SG’s Creative Scene.