Her work, though began with wheel, has shifted to hand building and she enjoys the freedom offered by Pinching, Coiling and Slab building techniques. Shalan says, "My work is driven by the idea of pushing myself and clay beyond set boundaries. There is nothing that the clay cannot do. The only limitation is artist’s imagination. I am a nature lover and enjoy interaction with people. Both nature and people effortlessly appear in my work. I am also enamored by colors in nature and constantly experiment with glazes to get them in my work".