Wendy Ma (Kaomoji Ceramics) is a ceramic artist driven by a desire to stimulate joy and warmth, recognising the impact a carefully placed ceramic piece can have on a home space. Her bright, modern homewares are created to be used ritualistically to elevate your mood and routine - making an ordinary meal or your morning coffee an experience.
With a background in design and fashion, Wendy started studying and honing her skills in ceramics since 2015.
Kaomoji is borrowed from the Japanese art of using symbols to convey emotion. She creates under this moniker as her work evolves with her mood and creative process.
Recently she had been involved in 'Mutual Intent' a collaboration art exhibition at Brisbane Powerhouse curated by Third Quarter. Wendy has also showcased her ceramics with painter Lisa Kelly at Wrecker's Art Space, included in a group show at The Gallery Brisbane Quarter curated by Vacant Assembly, and 'Boiling Point' a fundraiser show at Third Quarter Gallery.
Her work is currently stocked at Museum of Brisbane, The Institute of Modern Art and CONTRA.