About Us

Our Studio, AMT Ceramics

AMT Ceramics is a home-based pottery & ceramic art studio in Tandang Sora, Quezon City, founded and run by AM Trajeco, a Japanese-trained Filipino potter and artist.

Coming from our profound respect for pottery, we create designs that best embody Japanese & Filipino culture - refined, minimalistic, and symmetrical pieces reminiscent of nature, using carefully applied techniques from both cultures.

AMT Ceramics greatly values passion for creative innovation and artistic expression and aspires to share knowledge & skills with the new generation of potters and aspiring ceramic artists through our workshops and services.


Meet the AMTeam 


Alfred Mark Trajeco

Founder / Owner / Ceramic Artist / 

Studio Director / Instructor

AM Trajeco, or Alfred, is a Filipino potter, ceramic artist, and educator. An alumnus of Fine Arts - Visual Communication from the University of the Philippines - Diliman, he has been practicing the art of pottery since 2017. Prior to that, he worked in the manufacturing & sales industry for 12 years.

In 2015, Alfred decided to practice arts full-time. He completed his apprenticeship in Fashion Photography (2016 - 2018) under the guidance of Ria Regino at FatCat Photography Studio and practiced the craft side by side with ceramics. 

Clay - as the medium was introduced to Alfred in 2017 at UPCFA Ceramics Studio. He was recommended to take UPCFA International Linkage Program the following year. Alfred completed his two-year (2019-2021) Apprenticeship Program at Tsugaru Kanayama Pottery in Aomori, Japan under the guidance of Ryoji Matsumiya - his sensei, where he learned the whole process and the craft of traditional Japanese ceramics, which he now incorporates into his techniques. 

Since October 2021, Alfred has run his pottery studio, AMT Ceramics, in his home in Quezon City, where he conducts workshops, and offers studio use and kiln firing services.



Kaye Capistrano

Studio Apprentice / Studio Assistant

Wheel Throwing Instructor

Kaye Capistrano, or Putikcat is an emerging Filipina pottery artist. An alumna of Fine Arts - Advertising from the University of the East, Caloocan, she first worked as a video editor for six years before freelancing as a brand photographer for a short while.

2022 was when Kaye discovered pottery, and her love for the craft grew from there. A year later, she began her pottery apprenticeship in AMT Ceramics under Alfred's guidance, and now, she also works as our Pottery Instructor for Wheel-Throwing workshops while completing her apprenticeship and continuously exploring the craft.

Kaye also manages her online pottery shop, putikcat.com. She dreams of collaborating with other artists, brands, and chefs, and seeing her works aligned with their vision.




Iwi (Ayuwi) Panganiban

 Executive Assistant 

Iwi (Ayuwi) Panganiban navigates the world of corporate services while providing support to the studio and ensuring smooth operations and effective communication among her team. Beyond her corporate role, Ayuwi is a passionate creator with a diverse set of interests. She finds joy in capturing genuine moments through her lens, whether into filming, taking candid photos, or editing videos.

She is also eagerly anticipating the opportunity to learn pottery for sometime. With this end, it enables her to explore a new avenue where she can unleash her own creativity thru different techniques of pottery making.



Diana Utlang

Social Media & Graphic Designer / Studio Assistant

Diana Utlang, or Dii, is a Filipina multi-disciplinary artist with an impressive portfolio dianautlang.com. Also an alumna of Fine Arts - Visual Communication from the University of the Philippines, she tries her hand at different artistic activities aside from her creative career, from mural painting to printmaking.

In 2023, Dii added pottery to her list of crafts when she took up the Wheel Throwing Full Course workshop in AMT Ceramics. She became a part of the AMTeam as our Studio Assistant and Social Media Content Specialist that same year.


 Kris Heber Bartolome

On-site Studio Assistant

Kris Bartolome, or Kris, is a studio assistant with a background in arts and in education, both earned from the University of the Philippines and St. Paul University-Manila respectively. With steady hands and a newfound growing interest in the art of ceramics, he is more than ready to cater to whatever the studio needs.