Hi, I am Mike Tapia – I create for the digital and the tangible.
I am a multi-disciplinary artist focusing on design, illustrations and ceramics, currently living and working in Houston, TX as a Web and Digital Marketing Manager.
In my spare time you can find me in my home studio sketching and wondering if its a good time to get on my pottery wheel making small batches of functional handmade ceramics. I am heavily influenced in both my drawings and pottery by my childhood obsession of super heroes, sci-fi and fantasy.
After graduating with a BFA from the Art Institute of Houston in 2005 I became the web manager for a fortune 200 oil and gas company in their corporate marketing department and currently at an association for independent law firms.
I like to make functional and decorative ceramic works that challenge me and incorporate my love for clean design and aesthetics for Fireforge Mudworks, the ceramic arm of my studio, where I put modern natural design into personal, handcrafted, one of a kind objects.
I’m also available for selected side projects for design, web development and digital marketing. Please feel free to contact me.