I'm Harlinah Teoh, an emerging ceramics artist based in Melbourne, Australia. I started making ceramics in late 2018 and took to it with a passion, drawn back to a childhood surrounded by potters and playing with clay. I studied at School of Clay and Art and Studio Artemis and participated in my first group exhibition at Incub8r Gallery in Fitzroy in January 2020. I work from my home-based studio where I embrace patience and simplicity, using minimalist tools and focusing on development of my skills and creative practice. ~ Botanical designs emerge when I tap into my creative instincts. I associate plants with the tangled, fruitful mysteries of the subconscious mind. I grew up in scrubby bush, temperate rainforest and tropical coastland; I’m a gardener and camper, a lover of wild places and a fan of weeds and wildflowers. ~ In addition to plants, my ceramics draw on a lifelong fascination with patterns, systems and other imperfect human attempts to bring order to chaos. I love quilts, bojagi, boro, tiles, puzzles, natural history illustration, indexes, maps and encyclopaedias. When I'm not making ceramics, I work at State Library Victoria.