BOX GALLERY, | 07/04/2018 : 20/05/2018
Glasgow born Maria graduated from Limerick School of Art and Design in 1987 and works with flat sheets of earthenware clay where she uses the clay as a building tool to explore form. The shapes that Maria builds act as a blank canvas to build texture and pattern. Her work has a utilitarian engagement with the suggestion of storytelling and a reference to childhood memories. Influenced by the natural environment that surrounds her home in the form of colour and tone Maria also takes inspiration from found objects, industrial artefacts and architecture as well as personal memory. She is interested in making objects that provide a canvas for her exploration of colour, pattern and texture. Her work was included at the Hunt Museum exhibition celebrating forty years of ceramics in LSAD 'Culture of Clay' in 2014. She lives in rural Donegal where she has her studio alongside her home.