Charlotte Mei is an illustrator and artist known for wearing various creative hats. Some fans adore her ceramics or attend her classes; brand art directors commission her illustrations; and a variety of international mags are often filled with original Mei’s. Her working process is one that varies in terms of application and point of view, and she took the Nicer Tuesdays audience through how she gets it done at the August event.
Across these different creative practices, Charlotte explained that there are certain elements she always looks for and works towards. Colour, for instance, is really important to the illustrator, as well as shape and composition, whether it be a portrait or a landscape or gesture, so that the act of making is evident.
But for Charlotte to get to this stage in her career, she had to take a bit of a leap; taking out a massive loan the day after she graduated to buy a kiln and become the creative she is today.
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