Mary Kembery

Smocklands Farmhouse, Drayton, Langport TA10 0JS.    01458 251640

Mary is a native of Somerset and has been working in ceramics for over 40 years.

Her work is thrown on a modified Leach kick wheel, a gentle process where mind and body work rhythmically in a quiet way. She often uses slab building for larger items. Colour is achieved by slips rather than glazes, and items are decorated with techniques such as resist, stencilling, sgraffito and sponging. All pieces are twice fired in an electric kiln.

She considers herself an artisan, and still has a great sense of satisfaction and achievement every time she sells an item entirely hand made by herself.