maggie zerafa

birch tree bowl I
ceramic
22 x 28 cm
£290
landscape bowl
ceramic
36 x 10 cm
£460
larchwood plate
ceramic
21 x 5 cm
£95
sea grasses vase
ceramic
43 x 28 cm
£490
birches square bottle vase
Sold
ceramic
27 x 19 x 7 cm
£345
birch tree tall vase
ceramic
35 x 16 cm
£495
magnolia wall hanging
ceramic
40 x 20 cm
£320
landscape vase I
Sold
ceramic
23 x 18 cm
£190
winter tree platter
Sold
ceramic
30 x 15 cm
£110
landscape vase II
Sold
ceramic
14 x 29 cm
£190
birch tree bowl II
Sold
ceramic
14 x 17 cm
£130

biography

After completing a BA in Craft, Ceramic Design at Monash University Melbourne in 1992 Maggie moved to Japan to embark on a three year apprenticeship studying under the eminent Mashiko artist Ryo Suzuki. Her time there had a profound influence on her life and sent her on a path which she still follows today. She has worked with established potters both in France and Britain eventually opening her own studio on the island of Skye in 2000. Her work is influenced by both Japanese and European traditions of making. She uses glazes in soft natural hues, the reduction firing process making sure each piece is unique. In addition to studio ceramics she designs textiles based on the surface texture of the ceramic pieces and a range of porcelain and silver jewellery. From her workshop in Armadale she is inspired by the views over to the Sound of Sleat and the mountains of Knoydart. Her passion for her art comes from the medium... ‘from the beginning the process of forming objects out of clay has struck me as magical.’