Lilly Maetzig is the maker behind Mae Ceramics, which started in New Zealand and moved to London in 2016. She is based in South London, living in Peckham and working from a studio in Tulse Hill amongst a community of artists and makers.
Lilly first experimented with ceramics in 2011 whilst at art school, where she learned how to slip cast and make sculptural work. After graduating, she worked from a shared studio, which is where she fell in love with the art of wheel-thrown ceramics.
Her work is mostly minimalist, with sharp lines and subtle colors, however, sometimes she strays from what is clean and tidy, with the occasional playful glaze. Her work explores the contrast between the texture of raw and glazed clay and lets the natural qualities show through on the surface of a finished piece.