Viviana Maier Artist – Up Close & Personal

We are excited to be representing Viviana Maier and invite you to get to know the artist in our Up Close & Personal Q&A feature below.

Enjoy getting to know Viviana Maier

When did you first feel the desire to be artistic and realize you had talent?

I was a little artist since my childhood. I remember playing with mud and modelling shapes after a big summer rain back in Argentina.

Where did you learn your art?

I studied Ceramics at the Arts National University of Misiones, Argentina (4 years)

What inspires you the most?

What inspires me the most is Nature. I love observing its shapes, colours and texture, it is an endless source of beauty and inspiration.

What message are you sending to the viewer of your art?

I view clay as a moldable canvas and the tactile nature of clay adds another dimension that allows the viewer to enjoy and appreciate my passion for ceramics.

Describe your studio

My studio is my art world but used to be my husband shed (man cave). I was slowly taking over, increasing my area as I started to grow… but I left a small portion for his toolbox.

Describe your typical day of creating art

I start in the morning (after my kids left to go to school), I stop for lunch at midday and the continue until about 4pm. All days are different, sometimes I need to work on the pottery wheel and get creative, sometimes I need to prepare colours, new glazes or fire pieces. I noticed that the more creative times are also the busiest!

What mediums do you use and why?

Porcelain, because it such a pure material, it is strong and translucent.

What are you working on now?

I am preparing some new wall art for a coming exhibition.

What are your recent career achievements you feel proud of?

The very positive feedback received by the Art Galleries that are selling my work.

What do you love most about what you do?

I enjoy the freedom given by the work with Ceramics. I love the tactile nature of clay and how people respond and react when they pick up and hold a piece.

Where can you see yourself in 10 years time?

Creating more artwork and travelling. Looking for new landscapes as source of inspiration.

Artist Statement

Viviana is an artist with more than 25 years of experience designing, producing and teaching Ceramics. She is currently working exclusively with porcelain producing functional objects and wall art from her studio in Perth.

“Working with porcelain is for me a balancing act. Sometimes still, delicate and fragile, establishing a dialogue between light and shadows. Others dynamic and connected by a rhythmic composition suggesting movement or serenity interacting in space.” – Viviana Maier


2015 – Current Pottery Artist at Viviana Maier Porcelain Objects, Duncraig WA Viviana starts and runs her own business designing and producing wall art and pieces using porcelain as their main material. 2010 – 2014 Potter Teacher, Duncraig WA Teaching pottery to small groups of students from beginner to intermediate levels. 1996 – 2007 Pottery Teacher and Artist, Buenos Aires (Argentina) Co-owner of a Pottery Studio School (Idearios – Viviana taught pottery and produced functional objects. 1994 Pottery Teacher, Aristobulo High School (Argentina) Teaching ceramics to students in years 9 to 12

Education and Courses

1994 Ceramics Technology, National University of Misiones (Argentina) 1995 Advanced Throwing Technics, Kansas University (USA) 2013 Production Throwing, Perth Studio Potters, Cottesloe (Australia) 2014 Piercing and Carving Technics, Fremantle Arts Centre (Australia) 2015 Print on Clay, Fremantle Arts Centre (Australia) 2015 Mentoring Classes, Fremantle Arts Centre (Australia) 2019 Pottery Wheel Workshop, Perth Studio Potters (Australia)

Shop Viviana Maier Artworks

Viviana Maier Artworks

Rapids in Green by Viviana Maier
50cm x 80cm – framed
porcelain on board and oak frame

Waterfall in Blue by Viviana Maier
porcelain on board and oak frame

Petals In The Wind by Viviana Maier
60cm x 78cm – framed
porcelain on board and oak frame

Reflection by Viviana Maier
60cm x 80cm – framed
porcelain on board and oak frame

Ripples by Viviana Maier
60cm x 80cm – framed
porcelain on board and oak frame

Waterfall by Viviana Maier
35cm x 80cm – framed
porcelain on board and oak frame