Shampa Shah has been working as an independent artist in ceramics for the last two decades. She has exhibited widely in many major forums in India and abroad.
She is a five time recipient of All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society (AIFACS) Awards. She was awarded the Junior National Fellowship of Ministry of Human Resource and Development and Roopankar fellowship of Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal.
Shampa has headed the Ceramic Section at Indira Gandhi National Museum of Man (IGRMS) Bhopal for 21 years, and done exhaustive research and documentation on the pottery traditions of India and a host of traditional folk and tribal artists of India. She has curated major exhibitions for IGRMS on the theme of folk and tribal `Mythologies of India’.
She has also worked as consultant museologist and folklorist towards the conceptualization of the recently developed Madhya Pradesh Tribal Museum, Bhopal.