Pottery & Collage
Mary Eng produces mugs and cheese plates, covered casseroles and small pots in functional stoneware. Their soft colors are appealing, and they call out to be used. “My passion,” she explains, “is creating pots suitable for everyday use that are expressive and beautiful.” Drawn to pottery decades ago when she saw a turquoise vase in a shop, Eng works at home in her basement and at Mudflat Studios in Somerville. She says that pottery has taught her patience, planning and persistence, “and it is so much fun.” Working in a very different second medium, Eng also does paper collage, using paper from magazines and tissue paper, paint, pencil, leaves, straw, and similar materials. She offers her designs as note cards.