Sculpture in stoneware and porcelain. In creating my own combination of fine art and sculpture, I use carefully developed blends of different clays to achieve my objective. Much of my inspiration comes from elements of mythology and a keen sense of history. Combining these factors, I incorporate in my work a sense of timelessness in an imaginary parallel world. The fragmented representations of times past can now exist in a contemporary state of flux, and the viewer can feel at ease with his or her own interpretation of each piece.
Examples of my sculpture are in private collections in France, Belgium, the Netherlands, the USA, Canada, Japan, the Republic of Ireland and throughout the United Kingdom.
I have been working in clay since 1994, with the background of working as a professional portrait artist since 1980.
Have been providing private tuition since 1999.
Published Images etc.
An example of Mary's 2002 work is included in the book 'Potfest in the Pens x10'
Further examples of her more recent work are featured in:
‘500 Figures in Clay – Ceramic Artists Celebrate the Human Form’ – Lark Books (2004)
‘500 Animals in Clay – Contemporary Expressions of the Animal Form’ – Lark Books (2006)
Ceramics: Art and perception; No 76.
August 2010: Profile article of Mary's work:(translated title: ‘The Parallel World of Mary Kershaw’) by Paul Kuyer and Guus Schipperheijn. The Dutch magazine ‘Keramiek