About Takeawei

Pronounced: Take away

Flagship store: 120 Gertrude St Fitzroy, Melbourne, Australia

Takeawei hand crafted ceramic lighting, tableware and art objects for home.

Each piece is designed to be used and handmade on the Surf Coast of Victoria, Australia. Made to be enjoyed every day.

Tableware is made from high-fired stone ware, using food safe glazes and fired to a very hot 1280 degrees Celsius. All Takeawei tableware is microwave and dishwasher safe.

Terracotta is used for warmth and texture in our lighting and objects.

Meet the Maker

Chela studied textile design in Melbourne in the early 2000s and after graduation set her sights on working in New York. After much determination and many job interviews, she landed a Manhattan job and designed for big names like Vera Wang and DKNY for five years. After meeting a potter in Brooklyn, she fell in love with ceramics and soon after moved back to Melbourne and started Takeawei.

Photo of Chela Edmunds

Chela now spends her days creating ceramics and teaching workshops from her picturesque studio in Torquay, on the Surf Coast of Victoria in Australia and working with a small team to bring her wares to stockists and the Takeawei flagship store in Melbourne.


Chela enjoys bringing ceramics to a wider community and has facilitated workshops in Australia and internationally including: the NGV, Guild of Objects, Craft, Melbourne University and Choplet in New York. Her studio in Torquay, Victoria, also hosts international and Australian visiting artist workshops.

Select Publications

Gallery Magazine

The Design Files

Sight Unseen

Australian Ceramics Journal

Rented Space

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* All images on this page: Donna Nugent, Indie Lane.