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.  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.


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.


Besides selling her functional wares at local pop ups. Her work is currently stocked at Institute of Modern Art, Practice Studio and CONTRA.