Mary makes slip decorated earthenware ceramics at her studio in Derby. Her pots use traditional techniques applied in unusual ways. Most of the work is thrown on the potter’s wheel using red earthenware, coloured slips and glaze and sometimes, materials are added to vary the texture.
Inspirations comes from many places. Allotments and messy back gardens are a favourite place, where ordinary people interact with the environment; they have a chaotic order and rich texture, which is a feast for the eyes. Mary’s work tries to capture some of these surfaces and ideas along with the creatures that exist within them.