Thursday, April 8, 2010


ADAM AND EVE TILE by Mary Wondrausch

This is definitely my week for referring to some inspiring role models..Both coincidently named Mary. 

"All the arts we practise are apprenticeship. The big art is our life"  - Mary Caroline Richards, American poet, potter and most inspiring educator (1916 - 1999) Wondrausch
I recently had the privilege of visiting Mary Wondrausch at her home in Compton, near Guildford, Surrey,UK. At 80 something she is still very much a practising potter, eccentric and full of zest for the delights of excellent food served in charming dishes. Andre Hess, British ceramist, and I lunched with her in her conservatory on a rare sunny winter's day, a highlight of my trip to Britain and a most memorable experience.

A view of Mary W's kitchen on a sunny winter's morning

Mary W. has been called the 'queen of slipware'
See her sitting regally with other slipware potters

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