Delia Maxim

Artist Statement

“Exploratory work is intellectually seductive, provokes new understandings and triggers fresh critical strategies” (JO DAHN New Directions in ceramics)

I am conscious of the repetitive action in my making, of not knowing what I am trying to achieve, teaching my body to move in a certain way, working and responding to the reality of what is happening in front of me. This is how my pieces emerge into being. Trusting in the process without too much concern with the outcome, this playful approach leads to curiosity and intrigue.

-- Delia Maxim


Delia Maxim ( 1981) Baia Mare, Romania. Lives and works in Friedrichshafen, Germany and Baia Mare, Romania. After graduating in 2014 in Ceramics at the University of Art and Design Cluj Napoca (Romania) she participated in important symposia and competitions like the 1st Yatai Lotus Mountain Prize, International Ceramics Contest, Changchung, China (2019), Silpakorn Raku Clay works in Thailand (2019), 7th International Art Ceramics Symposium Tunis or the Ceramics Laboratory at Mark Rothko Art Center (2015) art residencies at Mark Rothko Center, Latvia (2019), Tandem, Neumuenster, Germany (2017) and her recent exhibitions are “Clay rocks! Also occasionally unicorns” at Mark Rothko Art Center, Daugavpils, Latvia 2020 (solo show), 6exi, Thessaloniki, Greece (solo show) and “Fantastic properties”, Ravensburg, Germany. She also organized the first edition of M.I.C.A.S. Maramures International Ceramic Art Symposium) Baia Mare, Romania.