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Mary Aldrich
Mary Aldrich

The Silos at Sawyer Yards



I began working in ceramics in 2010. First working on the wheel learning to make functional work at a local pottery studio. After six months I moved to the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Glassell School. There I took a hand building class. That class changed my direction. I quickly began to pursue making abstract sculptural pieces. My earlier work always began with a curved line on paper. Once refined, that line would become the profile of the piece. From there I would sketch in the volume until I had a drawing of the piece that I wanted to build. Most of my work has been full, rounded, closed abstract pieces. The shape has been what was most important to me so my pieces have rarely been glazed. Recently I began to be inspired by the complexities and beauty I find in nature.



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