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Maya Ceramics and Paintings

Portland, OR

"Mexican inspired ceramic one of a kind pieces"
My name is Veronica Arquilevich Guzman, I am an artist, I do ceramics and paintings.

I created Maya, a few years ago, when I was living in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; That beautiful place and exhilarating city gave me the inspiration to start creating a Series of ceramics pieces that were inspired on the nature and the surroundings that I had around me.

After moving around 5 different cities in Asia, and recollecting more inspiration at India, Vietnam, and China, now I live in beautiful Portland, Oregon. I still have around me what I love most: nature, and I can work in what I like most: my art.

I work at my home/studio, and I am grateful and very happy to be able to create this beautiful pieces of nature and ceramics.

My pieces talked about me growing up camping and collecting mushrooms with my dad, and 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.
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How do your pieces come to life? Tell us one interesting thing about your creative process?

"Sometimes my work becomes not so interesting, so I meditate and rest and the ideas of why this piece and how I am going to do it in a better way come to me.

For me it is very important to be relaxed so that this is expressed in my artistic work."
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What do you want people to do or feel when they encounter your creations?

"They need to feel the uniqueness; the intimacy relation that the artist is attaching to each piece.
I want people to feel my love for nature and get inspired to love it too."
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What funny moments, unexpected surprises, or obstacles have you encountered?

"I lived in 5 different cities in Asia, where I moved with my ceramic wheel and my kiln. The stories and adventures about moving to places where they cut the electricity everyday like India with and electric kiln are uncountable.
Sometimes I had to wait for months until all my studio equipment arrive to the new country; at this time I used to go find where to buy clay and start working doing pieces by hand; using even a spoon from the kitchen as a tool."
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