Mary Philpott: Susurration

February 1st, 2017 – February 22nd, 2017

M. Philpott white crackle hares 1

M. Philpott, White crackle hares

Reception: RMG Fridays, February 3, 7-10pm

I will be creating a small grouping of works that reflect the birds and their nesting, flight, and those animals who may observe them, the snowshoe hare specifically (as I daily observe them in the woods surrounding my home).

Living in the country has provided a whole new vantage point for observing the behaviour of these animals, which appears very different from the behaviour they exhibit in urban and suburban areas with their high rise buildings and communication towers that affect flight and bird song.

This will reflect what I have come to know, as Home, a safe place from man


Artist’s Biography:

 Inspired by the colour, narration and design of Medieval Illuminated Books, Tapestries and Architecture, my work in tile and in sculpture explores the story of Flora and Fauna of my surrounding Landscape.

Mary works as a full time Studio Ceramic Artist, designing Tile for custom work and producing a line of Limited production, hand Pressed tile in Porcelain. Mary also produces unique sculptural pieces reflecting the animals and avian that she illustrates in her two dimensional tile.

Mary studied Ceramics and Design at the School of Craft and Design at Sheridan College, after completing a BFA in Art History and Archeology at the University of Guelph. Further studies have included Anthropology and Archeology at McMaster University, and Ceramics Intensives at Alfred University, NY.

Recipient of the Helen Copeland Award from the Ontario Craft Council, for an Established Artist working in her field. 2015.