Maya Ceramics and Paintings

My name is Veronica Guzman. I am an artist specializing in ceramics and painting.

I created my business Maya a few years ago, when I was living in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. That beautiful place and exhilarating city gave me the motivation to start creating a series of ceramic pieces that were inspired by the nature and surroundings where I was living.

Now after moving around Asia and collecting more inspiration in India, Vietnam, and China, I live in Portland, Oregon. I still have around me what I love most, nature, and I can work on what I like most: my art.

After setting up my studio at home, I can continue creating these beautiful pieces combining nature and ceramics.

My pieces talk about me, about growing up camping and collecting mushrooms with my dad, and about learning to love and respect nature in all senses.

My ceramics are hand-made designs that are naturally imperfect, casually irreverent and playfully delightful. None of the objects you can find here are alike because they were individually hand-crafted.

10 thoughts on “About

  1. Hello,

    My name is Bryan. I enjoyed working on ceramics back home in California, but haven’t been able to do so after moving to HCMC.

    I have two different types of clay powder (kaolin and an earthy colored one). After trying to compose a clay body, it didn’t turn out so well (not plastic enough).

    Do you know where I can purchase ready made clay in HCMC? Thanks.


  2. The high price cannot be due to scarcity, because there’s a whole ceramics manufacturing industry in Binh Duong, just north of HCMC. The country is full of clay soil, and kaolinite is one of the major exports. I bought a whole 100 lbs bag of fire clay powder from a guy who made ceramic fireplaces for $5.

    If anything, there’s a scarcity in businesses that cater to hobbyists.

    The squirrel bowl would be perfect for holding nuts or trail mix!

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