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Shao Qi Tan (b. 2000, Singapore) is an artist and ceramic designer based in London and Singapore. She graduated from Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London with First Class Honours in the Bachelor of Arts and Ceramic Design.

Her studio practice is a material-driven investigation of the fragile yet enduring nature of porcelain. The whiteness, luminosity and translucency of the material reflect notions 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 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, the FRANZ International Porcelain Design Scholarship and the MullenLowe NOVA Award.