Mary English


Mary Kaun English was born in Los Angeles, California and obtained a BA (Hons) in Fine Art and Design at Wimbledon Art College; while studying ceramics at Putney Art College, London.

Wherever Mary has wandered she has had an intense engagement with her environment.

Since moving to Cornwall, Mary has focused her study on the rugged Cornish landscape, in particular where the land meets the sea. Creating both abstract forms and vessels, using a potter’s wheel then adding to or manipulating the pieces with hand-building techniques. Once the body of the work is created she uses a mixture of oxides, carbonates and glazes to capture the visual essence of this ephemeral space.

Mary enjoys the creative-making process and splits her time between running her bespoke ceramic drop-in workshops and her own personal studio time in her garden studio located near too the North Cornwall Coast where the landscape will always be an inspiration.

Mary’s work can be found in several galleries throughout the UK and is held in collections in offices and homes throughout the world.




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