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Born 1929

Known for her pinched porcelain pots, Mary's work is inspired by nature.

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Mary studied graphic design at Watford School (1945-47), calligraphy at St. Martin's School of Art in London (1947-49) and ceramics at the Loughborough School of Art (1960-64). She worked for several years as a calligrapher and graphic designer before establishing her own workshop in Loughborough. Initially she made chunky coiled stoneware pots resembling carved stones. By the 1970s she became excited by curling and crumpled forms and thought porcelain would be best suited to make these shapes and concentrated on small porcelain pinched bowls. She retired from making ceramics in the 1990s

Public Collections

Victoria and Albert Museum, London
The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
Crafts Council, London
Boymans Van Beuningen Stichting Museum, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Keramion Frechen, Frechen, Germany
Musée du Cinquantenaire, Brussels, Belgium
Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Lausanne, Switzerland
Vestlandske Kundindustrimuseum, Bergen, Norway
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
The Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, USA
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania, USA
Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Montreal, Canada
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
Melbourne City Art Gallery, Australia
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia

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