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About the maker -

Lilly Maetzig is the maker behind Mae Ceramics, which started in New Zealand and moved to London in 2016.

She is based in London, living and working in South East London, making from a studio on the Deptford Foreshore.

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. 

She has spent a number of years working on the craft, and is passionate not only about well crafted, well designed ceramics, but also about teaching pottery. Her book, Handbuilt: A Modern Potter's Guide To Handbuilding With Clay, was released in 2023, and she creates YouTube videos each week. She also has a full handbuilding course for beginner potters on Domestika

More work can be seen at




About the work -


The work is mostly minimal, with sharp lines and a limited colour palette, bringing a stillness to the work. Mae Ceramics work explores the contrast between the texture of raw and glazed clay, and often the natural qualities show through on the surface of a finished piece. 

Everything is made with high fired stoneware clay and food safe glazes. Pieces are not recommended oven or microwave use but can be used with hot water from the kettle. It is also recommended that pieces are hand washed to ensure proper care is taken while cleaning.

Currently based in London.

Stockists -


Kentish Town Stores / / London, UK 


Yonobi / / Copenhagen, DK


Raasted / / Ringkøbing, DK

Infinite Definite Boutique / / Christchurch, NZ


Little River Gallery / / Christchurch, NZ

Henry Trading / / Lyttelton, NZ


Selected bespoke and commissioned works -



KOL - London / / bespoke restaurant plates + glaze

Edit - London / / bespoke restaurant plates + bowls

Allpress Espresso / / bespoke cups for ltd ed. coffee campaign

Ozone Coffee / / bespoke breakfast bowls, sugar bowls + stacker cups

Masaj London / / bespoke incense burners

Factory Coffee Manchester / / bespoke coffee cups


The Department Store for Squire and Partners Architects - London / / commissioned restaurant tableware 

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