Bio & CV

Shayne Phua Shi Ying (b.1997, Singapore)

Shayne Phua graduated with BA (Hons) in Communication Design from The Glasgow School of Art, Singapore. Formerly trained in Fine Arts, Ceramic is predominantly the medium of her practice.

She collects vintage pastry moulds to reinvent their purpose – sometimes utilising their clay reliefs to form body parts of the Ceramic vessel, other times collaging their clay reliefs to tell stories. In reconfiguring their forms, she reimagines the functionality of vessels and objects. Most of her works look into oral traditions, Chinese folklores, and cultural semiotics with the intention of learning and embracing traditional cultures amidst cultural homogenisation.

In 2019, Shayne was an Artist-in-Residence at Zentrum für Keramik in Berlin and Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Centre in Denmark. In 2020, she had her debut solo exhibition, ‘Sehnsucht’, which acknowledges the existence of complex and indefinite emotions and the longing for nostalgia in our current age of rapid change.


2019 – 2021

BA(Hons) Communication Design, Glasgow School of Arts, Singapore

2014 – 2017

Diploma in Fine Arts (Ceramics), Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore



Shayne by Shayne, Telok Ayer Arts Club, Cluny Court, Singapore


Sehnsucht, Coda Culture, 67 Aliwal St, Singapore


November 2021

Ornamental 瓖 (xiāng), Yeo Workshop, Gillman Barracks, Singapore

January 2021

Singapore Art Week- Creative Unions by Neighbourhood curatorial firm, Grafunkt, Funan Mall, Singapore

January 2020

Coda Culture New Space Opening Party Show, Coda Culture, 67 Aliwal St, Singapore

November 2019

Clay in Connection: Continuity- Art of Healing Programme, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore

October 2019

Ceramic Exhibition- Philanthropic Programme, Changi General Hospital, Singapore

January 2019

Singapore Art Week- Orthodox, Your MOTHER Gallery, 91 Hindoo Rd, Singapore

July 2018

Vivid and Veiled- New Now II, Gajah Gallery, Tanjong Pagar Distripark, Singapore

December 2017

The Dung Beetle Project, Chan + Hori Contemporary, Gillman Barracks, Singapore

September 2017

IMPART Awards Best-In-Class Exhibition, Melati Ballroom, Marina Bay Sand, Expo Hall, Singapore

May 2017

The Grad Expectation, Graduation Show of Fine Arts and Design, Ngee Ann Kongsi Gallery, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore


April 2019 

Zentrum für Keramik Berlin, Artist in Residence, Germany

June 2019 

Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Center, Artist in Residence, Denmark



Artist Assistant, Alvin Tan, The 8th Floor Creative Space, Yu Li Industrial Building, Singapore

Artist Assistant, Melissa Tan, Goodman Arts Centre, Singapore


Assisted in Pit Firing and Gas Firing Process, Min Yue Pottery, Malaysia

Assisted in Wood Firing Process, Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle, Singapore

Exhibitors Assistant, Meng Collaboratives, Singaplural, Singapore

Judging Panelist for Children Art, Passion Art, Seng Kang Community Club, Singapore

Ceramic Art Instructor Assistant, Studio in Connection – Pottery Studio of Lim Hua Choon, Singapore


Exhibitors Assistant, Min Yue Pottery, Bank Art Fair, Singapore

Instructor Assistant at Jalan Behar Clay Studio, Keppel Group, Singapore



Ceramic AMIS Instructor, Shu Qun Primary School, Singapore


Ceramic AMIS Instructor, Teck Ghee Primary School, Singapore

Ceramic Studio Art Instructor, Arudio, Primz Bizhub, Singapore

Gajah Gallery Internship, Tanjong Pagar Distripark, Singapore


Ceramic Studio Art Instructor, Arudio, Primz Bizhub, Singapore

Ceramic Studio Internship, The 8th Floor Creative Space, Yu Li Industrial Building, Singapore


Ceramic Art Instructor, Geylang Methodist, Holy Innocent, River Vale, Xin Hua and Seng Kang Primary School, Singapore

Print Making Art Instructor, Passion Art Activities for Community, Elias Community Centre, Singapore