Individual & Ethical Ceramics
'My intention, in both the process of creating the work and the work itself, is to combine bodily and earthly components with spiritual elements to feed the soul and raise awareness.'
Mary has always been amazed by the strength, diversity, and beauty of the natural world; however she is also deeply concerned for it's vulnerability. Using the inspiration gained from the rugged Cornish landscape she expresses this in her work; using abstract forms and vessels to capture the visual chemical essence of the smoke and fire on their surface. The energy of the elements leaves the work with depth and a narrative; this is where Art and Science meet.
The firing of Mary's pieces occurs in a open-air earthen pit exposing the porous clay to the smoke given off by the organic materials used. It is intrinsic to her work that she uses only sustainable and locally sourced materials in this traditional method of firing ceramics.