“As an artist, I enjoy two aspects of the creative process the most- the planning of the piece and the execution in clay. I can spend hours thinking of new shapes and decorating my pieces to transmit different ideas to the public”.
Maria Guevara, Maru Pottery
Maria is a Fredericton-based ceramic artist, well known for her colourful renditions of cityscapes.
She is a graduate of NBCCD with a Diploma of Advanced studies in Ceramics.
Born in Mexico City, Maria studied Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage and later received her masters in Archaeology in Mexico City at the National Autonomous University of Mexico.
Those teachings transcend her work, including the use of bight colours, nature, and a decorated ceramic techniques call Sgraffito. She produces elaborate ceramic forms using both the throwing wheel and slab work which offers up extended surfaces to carve and paint with coloured engobes, slips and glazes.
Maria lives in Fredericton with her husband, two children and dog and is very grateful to be part of the Craft community in New Brunswick.