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MARIA MAGDAMIT was born in Daraga Albay. She studied Fine Arts Major in Advertising at University of Santo Tomas. She worked as various multinational companies that handled major brands and had a great run in Advertising, working from its production to becoming an accomplished Art Director to running her own Design Studio.
Maria's works are categorized as hand built, hi-fired stoneware. Maria creates stuning sculptures. Her works have an impression that some described as allegorical, works that weave an otherworldly spell with their embellishments of sea glass, botanical accents, and colous both of the forest and the sea, a trademark of coral-esque treatments that are so distinct in her works. The production of these hand-building the clay to take shape, to letting it dry for weeks, bisque firing it to harden, coloring, painting, glazing and placing it back inside the kiln and finally firing it again. Maria enjoys every meticulous step of the way, it gives her satisfaction and euphoria whenever she opens the kiln.
Apart from sculpting, Maria is shaping the minds of the next generation of artists. She now teaches at the University of Sto Tomas in Legaspi, Albay. She dreams of having her own pottery school someday.