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THE MAKERS: MAE CERAMICS / Directed by Lydia Bowden 

See me in my studio in this lovely short film by Lydia Bowden.

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, but has recently been enjoying making high tension handles and playing with form and function.

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. However, sometimes she strays from what is clean and tidy, with the occasional playful glaze. Her work explores the contrast between the texture of raw and glazed clay, and lets 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






Other stuff - 



KOL - London / / opening summer 2019


Midsummer māhī - London / / pop-up resturaunt evening


Unripe Banana - London / / vegan cafe using bespoke Mae cups for their flat whites


The Department Store for Squire and Partners Architects - London / / commission for four sets of bespoke restaurant tableware 


Aside - London / / custom hopper for EK43 grinder in restaurant space


Catalyst Cafe - London / / commission for a set of lidded sugar bowls with custom stamp


Cut & Run - Little River Gallery, NZ / / group show


CPA 42nd Annual Exhibition - Canterbury Museum, NZ / / merit award recieved for upcoming potter


Infinite Definite Botique - Chirstchurch, NZ / / limited edition tumbler run


Neat Places - interview / /


Jes Hoskin - logo designer / / thanks girl x









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