Maggie Zerafa

Maggie Zerafa’s ceramics are influenced by both Japanese and European traditions of making. In recent years her work has been exploring the potential of crystalline glazes ­– examples of which feature in this show.


After completing a BA in Ceramic Design at Monash University, Melbourne in 1992 Maggie moved to Japan to embark on a three-year apprenticeship in the Mingei tradition studying under the eminent Mashiko artist Ryo Suzuki. In the following years she went on to work with established potters in France and the UK, eventually opening her own studio and Gallery in 2000 on the Isle of Skye Scotland. In 2012 Maggie spent a year in France developing her practice, building a wood fired kiln and experimenting with the ancient Japanese technique of Raku.


Maggie Zerafa is being represented for the first time at the Porthminster Gallery, and exclusively in Cornwall and the southwest.