Mary Van Dusen

is a retired teacher and tennis professional, but have always been interested in ceramics. Thirty years ago, she began studying the art of ceramics, taking classes, workshops, and traveling throughout the US, Europe, China, & Northern Africa to develop more of an understanding and appreciation of the rich heritage of clay art.

Mary moved into my studio at Cattle Track Pottery about sixteen years ago. For the first seven, years her pottery time was limited to weekends and evenings. Now immerse herself full-time in clay art. Most of Mary’s work is on the wheel and functional in use, but she does some hand-building and altering for a fun variety. The pieces are high-fired stoneware and are dishwasher and microwave safe.