In 2023 I was commissioned by Wandsworth Council to create public artwork for the new housing development at the Surrey Lane Estate. Colourful ceramic interventions will be permanently integrated into the paving and street furniture in the new public realm.”

The article explains the ideas behind my recent public art commission in Battersea, London. Exploring local heritage of colourful vitreous mosaics and collaborative workshops with the local school resulted in colourful hoarding artwork. — Randall Tesserae: Inspiring Battersea | Wandsworth Art | The magazine of TACS, the Tiles and Architectural Ceramics Society. 40th anniversary edition | Mar 6, 2023


Glazed clay bricks are among the most versatile building materials; they combine strength, utility and beauty, allowing them to be structurally integrated into buildings and landscaping.”

The article discusses the historical and contemporary use of glazed bricks responding to the rising demand for decorative and craft qualities in architecture. — Bringing glazed bricks back into the future | Glazed Expressions | The magazine of TACS, the Tiles and Architectural Ceramics Society. 40th anniversary edition | May-June 2021


My career in design has completed a circle, starting as an architect building with brick, then becoming a ceramic artist and discovering what can be done with clay, before returning to architecture and applying what I have learned. There are many reasons why I love brick and I outline five of them in this article that I wrote for EH Smith. Bridging the gap between craft and industry | EH Smith Architectural Clay Products | Jun 1, 2020


This article was written in connection with the ‘Hand Held to Super Scale’ exhibition at Building Centre, London. It discusses how ceramics can be integrated into the built environment through collaboration between architects, engineers, ceramic artists and manufacturers. Integrated ceramics: the way forward | Building Centre | Oct 1, 2019


As part of my Winston Churchill Memorial Trust (WCMT) Fellowship, I travelled to the Netherlands, USA and Hungary to explore the manufacture and application of glazed architectural ceramics in public spaces. You can read the full report as a PDF or on the WCMT website— Glazed Architectural Ceramics in Public Spaces: Lessons from the Netherlands, USA and Hungary | Winston Churchill Memorial Trust | Feb 15, 2017


Through her Fellowship, Maria wished to address how cities can create socially inclusive public spaces that reduce alienation by placing people at the centre of design. She believes that architectural ceramics can make a vibrant and interesting contribution to public spaces, whilst carrying important cultural references and being a high-quality, sustainable building material. Winston Churchill Memorial Trust | Feb 15, 2017


Maria Gasparian was invited to participate in ACAWorkshop. The ACAWorkshop brought together architects, engineers and ceramic artists from across the country world. These industry experts worked in teams focusing on the development of architectural terra cotta for bioclimatic use in façades, walls, objects and surfaces. Boston Valley Terra Cotta | August, 2016


Gasparian works with ceramics, looking at its use in contemporary architecture and urban landscapes. She uses modern industrial production methods, such as extrusion, in her work and aims to explore how ceramics bring vibrancy and identity to a place. Creative Review | July 13, 2016


From 1,300 graduating students, the awards are presented to students whose work represents truly original creative thinking and execution, with an emphasis on craft, skill and exceptional accomplishment. Unilever Sustain-Ability Award: Maria Gasparian; MLG Nova Second Runner Up: Maria GasparianMullenLowe Nova Awards 2016 Winners | July 7, 2016