Interlude Ceramics - Mary Chappelhow
Mary uses a variety of stoneware and porcelain clays and a range of firing temperatures to create a range of decorative bowls, vases and table wares.
Mary first saw a pot being made at school when she was nine years old and knew from that day she wanted to make pots. She was lucky enough to attend Kirkby Stephen Grammar School and studied ceramics up to A level. She set up her own business in 1995 as well as working at Wetheriggs Pottery, nr Penrith.
In 1997 she began a degree course at Cumbria College of Art & Design and gained a first class honours degree in 2000. She then set up Interlude Ceramics, a gallery and workshop at the Rheged Discovery Centre, Penrith.
During her time at Rheged she wrote her book "Thrown Pottery Techniques Revealed" as well as setting a Guinness World Record for the most pots thrown on the potter's wheel in an hour!
Price range £11 - £29