Chela Edmunds is the talented maker behind Takeawei ceramics, a line of beautiful and useful objects in clay. Chela, originally from Queensland, received a BA in textile design from RMIT in 2007 before moving to New York to work as a fashion textile designer for various fashion brands including Donna Karan and Vera Wang. Fuelled by a desire to get back to nature and a more organic form of design, Chela started making ceramics in 2011. She returned to Melbourne in 2012 to focus on creating ceramic art and return to the landscape that inspires her. Drawing inspiration from nature, beach culture and fashion, Edmunds' work mixes organic shapes and textures with bright colours and a sense of humour.
Each piece is lovingly designed and manufactured by hand at Elm Place Studios (formerly Danaher Lane Studios), an artist’s studio space in North Melbourne.