|Verdant Tile Studio
Ceramics by Mary Philpott
Contemporary Art Tile Designed within a Historical Tradition
Artist Professional Biography
Inspired by the colour, narration and design of Medieval Illuminated Books, Tapestries and Architecture, my work in tile and in
sculpture explores the story of Flora and Fauna of my surrounding Landscape.
Mary works as a full time Studio Ceramic Artist, designing Tile for custom work and producing a line of Limited production, hand
Pressed tile in Porcelain. Mary also produces unique sculptural pieces reflecting the animals and avian that she illustrates in her two
dimensional tile, which can be viewed at the new sculpture website: Within a Bright Wood
Mary studied Ceramics and Design at the School of Craft and Design at Sheridan College, after completing a BFA in Art History
and Archeology at the University of Guelph. Further studies have included Anthropology and Archeology at McMaster University,
and Ceramics Intensives at Alfred University, NY.
Recipient of the Helen Copeland Award from the Ontario Craft Council, for an Established Artist working in her field. 2015.
Roycroft Renaissance Artisans
Tile Heritage Organization
The William Morris Society
TACS : Tile & Architectural Ceramics Soceity, Britain
AIR Vallauris, France
~Storytellers, Exhibition of Works by three artists: Shane Norrie, paintings; Tony Clennell, pots and Mary Philpott: sculpture.
at Shane Norrie Contemporary, Stratford ON September 2017
~Within a Bower, Quiet.. Solo exhibition of new work at FUSE, Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, October 2016
~ Solo exhibition of new work at the Powerplant, Roycroft Campus Gallery, November-December 2016
~StoryTellers, AGB February 2 to April 2018
~MURDER, Art Gallery of Burlington Courtyard. Solo sculpture exhibition, summer 2016
~Red Lodge Clay National, September 2015. Jurer Gail Kendall
~GOTHIC. Invitational Exhibition, three artists.Burlington Art Callery, Opening June 28th- 2015
~For the Home and Garden, Pewabic, June 3-7
~Gifted: Ceramics at the Clay Studio, Philadelphia. Autumn 2014
~Stop Your Pigs From Straying. Animals In Art at the General Fine Craft. Almonte, ON. April 2014
~ FACE. The face and Expression in ceramic Art. Mudfire Gallery, Decatur GA May 2014
~Glazed Over, Hamilton Potters Guild Exhibition at the Carnegie Gallery April 2014
~Small Works, the Carnegie Gallery, Dundas ON December 2013
~Medalta Cup Show: Medicine Hat Alberta. Purchase Prize Award.
~Plates and Platters: Salon Style. The Clay Studio, Philadelphia. May 2013
~Creatures Featured. Exhibition of Animal Artwork at the Valley Art Center in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. April 2013
~America's Clayfest at BlueLine Arts in Lincoln California. Juried by Richard Shaw. April/May 2013
~Drink This! Workhouse Arts Center, Virginia. Cups! Juried by Linda Arbuckle. January 2013
~Earth. Ceramic Sculpture. View Gallery, Old Forge NY Oct 6-Dec 23 2012
~Cup Benefit at the Baltimore Clayworks Maryland August 2012
~Terre Inconnue, with Renaud Lembo, Vallauris, France. July-August 2011
~Exhibition at AIR Vallauris France, October 2010. Mary Philpott and Julie Moon, work from Resdency 2010
~Hamilton Potters Biennial, The Carnagie Gallery, Dundas ON, June & July 2010
~Fête Picasso: "Relating to Blue" Small Objects 2009 A.I.R.Vallauris , Vallauris France July 18th-August 14th
~On the Table, The Gardiner Museum February 2007
~For the House and Garden, Pewabic Pottery, 2004 to 2012
~ National Juried Tile Show, One Square Foot, Clay Squared to Infinity, Minneapolis MN July-Oct 2006
~Earthy Treasures, Pewabic Pottery’s Annual Holiday Show, November to December 31st, 2004 , 2005 and 2006
~Flower Vessels, the Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, June 2004
~For the Home and Garden, tiles at the Pewabic Pottery, Michigan, June 2004
~National Teapot Show, Cedar Creek Gallery, North Carolina June-Sept 2002
~From Earth to Fire-21st Century Tiles National Juried Exhibition, September 2002 Minneapolis, Minnesota
~Flowery, Exhibit of Flower Bricks, Harbourfront Centre, January 2002.
~Solo show at the Cedar Ridge Centre May 19-27,2001.
~Radiance of Laurelin, one person show Hands to Work Gallery, Elora, June 2002, and show 2001.
~ Ceramic International Juried Exhibition, Zanesville, Ohio, October 2000.
~Annual Ceramic Exhibition, the Guild Shop, Yorkville, September 2000.
~Miscellaneous Sketches: Animals and Foliage, Carnegie Gallery Dundas Ontario, June 2000.
~Bowl Show, the Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, January 2000, January 2001 and March 2002
~Two person show with Gordon Thompson, at the Lynda Greenberg Gallery in Ottawa, Ontario, November 2000.
~Fourth Annual Invitational Ceramics Exhibition, the Guild Shop, September 1999.
~"Up" Craft Studio Residents Show at the Harbourfront York Quay Gallery, January 1999.
~Dinner Party, show at the Guild Shop, Yorkville, September 1998.
~Tableware, two person show with Michelene Lewis, the Carnegie Gallery, Dundas, June 1998.
~Plate Show, one person show at the Pepperwood Bistro, Burlington Ontario, January 1998.
~"Cited: Masterpiece and Mementos" York Quay Gallery, Harbourfront Centre, January 1997.
~Ontario Crafts 1997, Ontario Crafts Council , July 1997.
~The Holiday Collection, Ontario Crafts Council, November 1997.
~Tiles: On the Wall, tile show at the Riverdale Farm, Toronto, November 1997.
~Teapot Show, the Guild Shop, September 1997.
Film & Media
~sculptural work in AMERICAN GODS, an HBO series based on Neil Gaimen's novel American Gods.
Works :: In the Press
~ Hamilton Spectator
~"Hare Apparent" Article by Senior Editor Judy Polan in Style 1900 Magazine Winter 2012/2013
~Photographs of fireplace in American Bungalow Magazine, September 2012
~Canadian Geographic Magazine Travel August 2012
~Arts and Crafts Interiors 'the Poppy' article Spring 2012
~Hamilton Interiors Magazine, "Detail Driven" Spring 2012
~Nice Matin newspaper, France, for Terre Inconnue Autumn 2011
~Nice Matin newspaper, France, for gallery opening show October 27 2010
~Toronto Star Newspaper, Home Section April 9 2011 Hand-Made Tile Artisans (and blog)
~Arts & Crafts Homes, November 2010 William Morris Inspired work
-Arts & Crafts Interiors Magazine, November 2008 Article featuring the tile along with the Roycroft Artisans
~: 500 Tiles by Lark Books, January 2008
~Arts and Crafts Homes Magazine, Summer and Fall issues 2006, Spring 2007
~House Beautiful Magazine: Kitchen and Bath May 2006
~ Lark books: Making and Installing Handmade Tiles, to be released Spring 2005
~Old House Interiors, Tile Issue, August 2004
~Style 1900 Magazine Fall and Winter issue 2002/2003 Spring Summer 2003
~Sheridan: The Cutting Edge of Crafts, book published by James Strecker, 1999
~Canadian Craft in Toronto, pamphlet for the Ontario Crafts Council Volunteer Committee.
~The Toronto Star, home section November 14 1999, page E4.
~Canadian Living Magazine, July 1996, "Fresh from the Garden", page 121.
~Food and Drink Magazine, LLBO, "The Matchmaker", Spring 1997 page 60.
~Homemakers Magazine, December 1997.
Workshops Lectures & Residencies
~Residency at AIR Vallauris, France Autumn 2010
~Harbourfront Craft Studios Residency, Ceramics from 1995 to 1998
~Teaching: Harbourfront Studios; at my own studio; Pinecroft Centre for the Arts
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