Mary Cowan is a graduate of the University of Ulster where she specialised in ceramics and sculpture. She has been a member of Bridge Street Studios since November 2009.
Mary hand builds ceramic sculptural forms using molds, coiling and slabbing. Colour is added to pieces by layering oxides and/or mason stains and dry glazes.
The work is inspired by found objects: organic, natural objects and man made industrial objects. Of particular interest is in how time and the elements change and make their mark on such objects – eroding, rotting and sometimes eventually disintegrating them.
Mary exhibits regularly throughout Ireland and the UK.
She works as a community arts facilitator in schools and with people who have additional needs.Share This Listing