Wendy Ma

Wendy is a ceramic artist who explores the union between everyday functional ceramic wares and art sculptures. Her practice centres on inviting users to consider and personalise an object’s functionality. 


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 personal taste. Each piece is marked with an indication on how she was feeling at the time. Wendy works predominantly with stoneware fired clay, employing a combination of wheel throwing and hand building techniques. 


With a background in business and fashion (Bachelor's degree QUT), she began studying ceramics in 2015 and has continued to refine her skills within a community of potters as well as creates wares and commissions in her home studio in Camp Hill.


In 2020, Wendy participated in a joint show at Wrecker's Art Space, a group show at The Gallery Brisbane Quarter curated by Vacant Assembly, and 'Boiling Point' at Third Quarter Gallery.


Her work is currently stocked at Institute of Modern Art, Practice Studio and CONTRA.