New Zealand born, Melbourne based Rose Wei makes ceramics under the pseudonym Zhu Ohmu. Inspired by a passion for the environment, Rose creates organic, almost amoebic vessels entirely by hand.

She is interested in exploring the symbiotic relationship between humanity and nature, working with and learning about botanic life. Without any formal training in ceramics, Rose’s creative approach is intuitive. All Zhu Ohmu pieces are hand built with clay coils.

Rose notes that in the beginning there was lots of trial and error, but after spending a lot of time with the material, she now understands how it likes to behave.