Angelo Ooi

I am a self taught potter based in Melbourne, Australia.

My pottery journey first started in high school when I was seventeen years old. The school had just bought a new pottery wheel and for some reason I was drawn to it, I didn’t even know what it was back then, but I was certain clay had to be put on it. The moment the wheel started spinning and I felt the clay slip through my hands I knew pottery was something I wanted to do.

I primarily make functional ware on the potter’s wheel in addition to the occasional slip cast and handbuilt piece. My pottery is inspired by my Australian and Malaysian-Chinese background, leaning towards elegantly refined forms. Ceramics is such a humbling medium, each step of the process requires care and attention, both qualities that make every piece unique and individual.