Mary Rich

Ceramics


Mary Rich's Bio

Having worked with Harry and May Davis at the Crowan Pottery and David Leach in Bovey Tracey, I started my first workshop in Falmouth in 1962 making salt glaze domestic pots.

The move to Cowlands Creek in 1970 involved building a new salt glaze kiln in a new studio, however by the early 80s new technology in refractory materials made kilns far more efficient in fuel which already was becoming more expensive, so the salt glaze changed to making only porcelain fired in these new kilns, which continues to this day. I have always been influenced by Islamic and Far Eastern cercimics which first introduced me to working with gold and lustre’s.