Photo: Dan Soderstrom for Rented Space

Takeawei Ceramics 

Combining takeaway food + Wei meaning your protective Qi or 'protective energy'

Pronounced -Take away 

Takeawei creates fun, functional, hand-crafted ceramics for home and hospitality. The pieces mix organic shapes and textures with bright colours and a sense of humour.

Each piece is designed to be used and is lovingly handmade by Chela at the Takeawei studio in Torquay, Australia.

The 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.

All pieces created draw on inspiration from nature, beach culture, food, fashion… and the universe.

Takeawei believes in good health and good karma!


Photo: Dan Soderstrom for Rented Space

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.


Chela now spends her days creating ceramics and teaching workshops from her picturesque studio in Torquay, on the Surf Coast of Victoria in Australia. Chela is co-founder of Guild of Objects, a makers’ store in North Melbourne promoting Australian design through retail, exhibitions and workshops.


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 visiting artist workshops.

Exhibitions + Publications

Chela has appeared in numerous online and magazine publications including Gallery Magazine, The Design Files, Sight Unseen, Australian Ceramics Journal and Rented Space. Group exhibitions and collaborations include Dress Up - Namaste 2015 - Craft,1-OK Club - NGV, The Victorian Craft Awards - Finalist 2016 and Out of the Studio - Surf Coast Arts 2017. Chela’s ceramics also frequently appear in lifestyle editorial on blogs and in magazines.

Photo: Dan Soderstrom for Rented Space

All images on this page: Dan Soderstrom for Rented Space

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