A passion to express has led me to many creative projects throughout my life. I rediscovered clay after many years; having played with photography, theatre, music, costume design, acting for stage and screen and life modeling.
I experience creativity as a dialogue between medium and artist. My conversations with clay encourage imperfections into form and function. I like to dig into the meat of the moment using slabs and coils and make unexpected structures and vessels. Textures and the essence of trees and the flow of underwater life emerge into form.
Much of my work uses my own version of a copper/verdigris glaze as well as other glazes that accentuate the lumps, bumps and imperfections of the finished surface.
Now residing in Asheville, NC, MaryJane grew up in Illinois and lived for times in Morgantown, WV; Berkeley, CA and Dallas, TX, and spent 24 years in New York, NY. Her background includes music, acting for stage and screen, dance, costume design, life modeling, sculpture and ceramic art. She studied art, theatre, music and English at both Eastern Illinois and North Texas State Universities where she earned her bachelor's degree. She is also a certified Alexander Technique teacher.