Maria’s latest work sees a move towards the vessel, and evokes a sense of stillness and serenity of form. A language united by minimal decoration and subtle surface textures.
Her unique tableware combines an elegant white glaze with a special blend of two clays resulting in minimal and moving pieces that are often centered around the sharing of food. Clean lines, simple forms, lightweight and with Eastern influences Maria’s work is both beautiful and functional.
"Incorporating Japanese influences and inspirations from her travels abroad (Spain, India, the West Indies, etc) West London-based Maria De Haan creates functional tableware that’s ethereal, elegant, and timeless. These Noa Ceramic pieces have grace, they have soul, they have a purity that can save us from our harried, anxious, grasping lives.'' - handfulofsalt.com
Maria was inspired to train as a ceramicist after extensive travel in East Asia, which fuelled a passion for the understated, elegant designs of the region.
Following an apprenticeship at North Street Potters and one-on-one training with renowned potter Simon Leach, Maria took up residency under Mike Goddard in a converted 18th century sugar mill on the beautiful island of Bequia in the West Indies.
She returned to London in 2008 and set up her own studio, where she now works full time.
Her work has been exhibited at galleries and events throughout the UK and has been featured in books and magazines internationally.