Ladysmith, Vancouver Island
“Original Artwork that Will Stand the Test of Time.”
A self-taught explorative potter, Mary Fox is an artist whose innovative and inspired creations have garnered her National & International critical acclaim. Securing a reputation, through her practice, as a dedicated and highly skilled craft artist, Fox’s work focuses on creating contemporary pieces, based on classic lines that express the beauty and strength of pure forms. From inspired glazes to chalices that seem to spring up from the earth, each of Mary’s pieces tell their own story, evoking a sense of wonder and intensity that is both delicate and strong.
This is one of my favorite pieces. It is decorated with a crawl glaze applied over a terra sigillata slip. I first started developing my crawl glazes in 1996, and what a learning curve it was! Crawl glazes are loaded up with a lot of extra clay. Clay shrinks as it dries and then shrinks even more when it is fired. This glaze beads up in the firing to reveal the slip underneath. The pieces with more than one colour of crawl glaze have been fired several times and had an additional application of glaze after each firing to create the multiple layers of colour.
“Pursuit of beauty is a constant in my life. It infuses everything I do. When working on vessels created to adorn our tables I derive pleasure from knowing that, through the subtle intimacy that grows from their daily use, these pieces will become treasures in people’s lives.”
Mary Fox Pottery, Gallery
Fox’s Gallery and studio are open year round to the public. She is prolific and exhibits regularly so there is always a large selection of both the functional and the decorative works to choose from. She walks her dog in the mornings, so mornings are by chance.
321 3rd Avenue
Ladysmith, BC V9G 1A1
http://www.modernhomevictoria.com/ interview with potter Mary Fox
The Obsessive Artist http://thepotterscast.com/52/
Tuesday – Saturday, 1 – 5 pm