Mel Lumb is a ceramic artist working from a purpose built studio in the Noosa hinterland. She adopts a slow, sustainable practice that encompasses one-off homewares, exhibition work, custom interiors projects and private workshops. Her imprint is natural and earthy with a modern aesthetic. While there is a raw feel to each piece, there is also a sense of refined beauty and a practical functionality to her work. Not simply for admiring visually, her creations are assimilated into everyday life. Her inspiration draws upon influences from Danish mid-century, Japanese design and the bold confidence of the unique Australian landscape.