Mary Shea

MARY SHEA, ceramics   


Graduated from Bennington College with a BA in comparative literature.

Took up ceramics after raising five children; studying at community art centers.

Art Works:

An abstract idea is my starting point and that idea usually involves two opposite or opposing thoughts.  

      Burka is an empty container with two pinpoints of light representing the eyes of a woman who sees the world, but cannot be a part of it. The photo needs to be enlarged to see her eyes.

Coffee Urn is an attempt to come to terms with my in-laws Moslem aesethic which is foreign, but spiritually similiar to the ornate Victorian hand-me-downs I live among.