Estudio Niksen x Vanessa Maya

Vanessa Maya Gutter is a mexican ceramicist and sculptor based in Montreal. She likes working with organic shapes and intuitively works her materials without pre planning or sketches.

She is drawn to the medium of clay because of the analog approach it allows her, working intimately with the material and building each piece with her hands rather than the wheel or machines. This allows a more personal connection to the objects.

Vanessa draws inspiration from Mexican artisans and has spent time in Oaxaca learning the techniques of local ceramicists and artists. In this way, she pays hommage to her culture while infusing into her ceramics her own stylistic choices.