Mary Johnson Ceramics

made by hand, drawn from life

‘Landscapes are culture before they are nature; constructs of the imagination projected onto wood and water and rock’. Simon Schama in Landscape and Memory.

Inspiration comes from many places. Allotments and messy back gardens 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.

These collections  of useful rubbish, decay and growth represent a world within a world. This work tries to capture some of these surfaces and ideas, along with the creatures that exist within them.


I am teaching new adult leisure classes in ceramics. Pottery for beginners and improves, at Joseph Wright college in Derby. The class runs on Thursday evenings from 6.00 - 8.00 pm. Contact the college for enrolment if you want to join in. It is fun class with no assessments or pressure, just time to play with clay.



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