Mariella is from The Netherlands she moved to Scotland to study Fine Art at Duncan of Jordanstone in Dundee, graduating in 2013. Since 2014 in Glasgow, Mariella started working with food and learning how to use the potters wheel to making functional ceramics. Starting in Fireworks Ceramics Studio, she now works in Glasgow Ceramics Studio situated in WASPs studio on Hanson Street.
Even though Mariella works in sculpture and painting, tableware is an functional form of sculpture and can be used to make daily life more joyful. Food brings people together in homes and across the world and handmade ceramics can add to this celebration of sharing. Mariella's ceramics are made in small batches and sold in Glasgow at a few shops, stalls and mainly on commission. Glasgow cafe's who use bespoke tableware from Mariella Ceramics are: Bakery 47, Malacarne, Mono Cafe/Bar, Devil's Deli, The Project Cafe.
Collaborating and giving workshops are an important part of Mariella's practice, in Fine Art & Community Art projects and with designers working in different materials or styles.
Currently Mariella is unable to make a lot of ceramic work due to tendinitis so has started working in textiles with Hands Free project.
A few last batches of ceramics for Winter 2017 are being made with Artisan Jonathan Wade , so can possibly work on commissions depending what it entails, just get in touch .
any questions are welcome via the contact page on this site.