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About Mao Projects

Daily Kawaii

Welcome to Mao Projects, a multi-award winning art and ceramic studio based in Calgary, Canada. Our specialty lies in crafting functional and cute tableware inspired by the cuteness culture of Asia, designed to infuse tranquility into your daily rituals. We aim to stand apart by focusing solely on original and unique designs and we take great pride in creating delightful small-batch ceramics.


Each of our mugs, plates, and bowls is lovingly handcrafted, ensuring that every piece holds its own unique charm. Our ceramics not only showcase cuteness but are also built for durability and practicality, perfectly suitable for both everyday use and special occasions.


Our mission is to provide you with high-quality ceramics that seamlessly blend functional and artistic aesthetics. Come and explore the whimsical world of Mao Projects, where art meets functionality in the most unique and delightful way.


Mao Projects first started as a small, fun side project based on Mao's research-creation during her Master of Fine Art, but it has since expanded to become an official business founded by Mao (Kun) Chen and her partner, Chris Savage. Both are visual artists and instructors who met while pursuing their MFA degrees and have exhibited their works within Canada, the UK, and China.

Check out their collaborative art projects, which can be found in the "Found in Translation" section.

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