OLIVIA MA

Ceramic Artist working in River Studios


I am a ceramic artist based in Melbourne. I founded Clouds and Flora to capture moments in nature and to tell a story in clay form. I love all the different ways to shape clay into form. I love the speed and smooth immediacy of the pottery wheel, in contrast to the equally enjoyable slower, tactile and earthy process of creating art by handbuilding. I also enjoy creating prototype moulds to be able to make multiple pieces.

I am inspired by the untamed and unpredictability quality of nature. I especially love sky gazing and listening to the soothing sound of ocean waves.

I prefer creating functional ceramic art. I create ceramic pieces that are unique and beautiful while also providing a functional purpose in daily life.  I would like my art to bring a smile to people face as it enables to them to hold the joy of a warm cup of tea or decorate their home