Mary combines blown glass and fabricated steel elements into captivating sculptures that evoke natural and built landscapes of the rust belt and the Midwest. She says that the physical nature of a traditional craft helps her clear and create mental space. Mary shares her experience working 5 days a week, 8 hours a day, in 120 degree heat, and her passion for arts education and recess in the schools. You’ll need a cold drink after this episode!
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Penny McElroy at the University of Redlands
Mary’s internship in New Jersey pouring bronze casts for different artists led me to research the sculptors she worked with. Check out the trailer for this fascinating documentary “Julian Schnable: A Private Portrait.”
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Ox-Bow School of Art
American Craft Council list of schools with craft workshops and courses
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Peck School of the Arts Sculpture program
University of Wisconsin Madison Glass Lab
Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest
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