Maliya is a ceramic artist from Rochester NY who creates small batch pottery. She loves finding the intersection where the two-dimensional meets the three-dimensional and finding ways to make art that is uniquely her own. She thinks of functional pottery as an opportunity for a piece of fine art to form a personal relationship with someone. Pottery is something that is loved and held, that wears with time and becomes part of a person's daily life. She applies illustration and narrative techniques to her ceramics as a vehicle for forging this relationship.