Gopi Shah Ceramics & FedEx

In April, I was approached by Archer Malmo, a creative advertising agency based in Memphis, to help produce an online commercial for FedEx. FedEx has partnered with Renegade Craft Fair to introduce flat rate shipping to makers and independent designers, and I was lucky enough to be selected to be featured in their series of commercials highlighting local micro-businesses.

It was an incredible experience working with such a fantastic team to produce this video about my small business. Telling my story is important to me, and having this beautifully shot video helps me communicate my business to others. 

A team of about 10 people came to my studio over the course of two days in May to film me working. They filmed me throwing on the wheel, hand carving, hand painting, glazing, loading the kiln and all the other creative processes that go into making ceramics. The team also came to Renegade Craft Fair in Austin! You can tell all the hard work that went into this video and I am so appreciative to have been selected and to have been able to work with this excellent and dedicated team. 


I will be at Renegade Craft Fair in San Francisco this weekend and will be participating in both the Wholesale Market on Friday from 12-5 at Fort Mason as well as the Craft Fair on Saturday and Sunday from 11-6 in Booth 20B. Please come by and say hello!  I have curated a line of ceramic wares that are available for both wholesale and retail that can be seen on my online shop and at the show this weekend.

Gopi Shah

Gopi Shah Ceramics, Austin, TX, 78702, United States

Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Gopi Shah began crafting clayworks in high school and continued her studies at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts. In 2014, Gopi launched her ceramics business after moving to Austin, Texas. Since founding her practice, Gopi’s repertoire has expanded to incorporate textures, sgraffito, and hand-painting to create a collection inspired by memories and nature. Gopi proudly crafts ceramic wares in her East Austin studio working clay into new forms and objects every day.