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About us❤️

Mao Projects is a award-winning ceramic studio in Canada, famous for its handmade creations. We make special tableware and accessories inspired by kawaii and shojo culture, which bring a peaceful vibe to everyday life.


Each item is uniquely designed by Mao and Chris, fired to 2000°F to ensure it's safe for food and can go in the microwave, unless states otherwise. We're proud of our work, blending anime inspration with classic craftsmanship to create something truly unique.

Why handmade ceramics

Mao:" I grew up in China and moved to Canada in 20s for university. Growing up, animation was a big part of my life, and embracing cuteness has always been important to me. However, I often felt out of place because I had to hide my love for kawaii to fit in. It was always difficult to find cute items in Canada, which is why my partner Chris and I decided to make our own cute ceramics for everyday use.


Our years studying fine art here have honed our artistic skills, allowing us to bring my dream of cute tableware to life. This project quickly gained over 200,000 fans worldwide, and we believe many people crave this "cute power." This has motivated us to pursue this passion full-time."

Being part of animation conventions gives us a sense of belonging. The fact that people love our designs adds significant meaning to our creations. We believe handmade cute ceramics offer a unique and appealing addition to a convention and shows. These ceramics merge traditional craftsmanship with beloved anime and kawaii themes, providing both artistic value and practical use.


Each piece carries a personal story, making them an intriguing choice for attendees and a standout feature. Being part of animation conventions gives us a sense of belonging. The fact that people love our designs adds significant meaning to our creations. 

Events and Shows 

Vancouver, BC

Friday, Aug 9 – Sunday, Aug 11, 2024

 Vancouver Convention Centre

 1055 Canada Pl, Vancouver, Canada

Winnipeg, MN

Friday, July 12 – Sunday, July 14, 2024

RBC Convention Centre

Winnipeg, Manitopba, Canada

Sakura Con

Seattle, WA

Annual three-day anime convention held at the Washington State

March 29-31, 2024
Seattle Convention Center.

Renegade Craft Fair 

Los Angeles, CA, US

The world's leading independent craft and design fair

Nov.18-19th, 2023
1245 N. Spring St.

Southern Alberta Art Gallery

Lethbridge, Canada

SAAG Feature Artist

May 7-June 24 2023 Opening: May 13th 

Address: 601 3 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0H4

Calgary, Canada

Annual anime convention in Calgary, AB 

Booth NO. Artist Alley #G18,G20

May 19 - 21, 2023  

Telus Convention Centre, Address: 120 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0P3

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