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Verdant Tile Studio
Ceramics by Mary Philpott
Contemporary Art Tile Design, within a Historical Tradition
Sculptural work exploring Flora and Fauna
Artist Statement
My work encompasses two dimensional drawings and paintings in tile, as well as explorations of Fauna in sculptural renderings.
The sculptural work explores the flora and fauna of my surrounding landscape.
Foxes, Hares, Deer and Crows. The Black Bear that lives in my woods.

It also explores the dreams of lands further afield where beasts live out their Stories.
The Spirit and Polar Bear. The Wilde Boar.

The ones we live with.
Wolfhounds of Mythic Heritage. Sheep.

The Animals are inspired by Victorian and Nineteenth Century Children's Book Illustrations and Painting, Nursery Rhymes, Fairy and Folk Tales.
It is the Narrative of the Creatures who are not so different from us, who live out the Stories that affect and inform our Lives.

The Sculptures are all a high temperature sculpture clay, which is then fired multiple
times with stains of metallic oxides, slips, engobes and satin matte glazes.

Sculptures are available at Select Galleries
Shane Norrie Contemporary, Stratford
General Fine Craft, Almonte
Roycroft Copper Shop, East Aurora NY

The Clay Studio, Philadelphia PA

Artopia, Sarnia
Main Street Gallery, Bayfield
Gardiner Museum, Toronto
Verdant Studio, Greenbank (my studio)

Sculptures are made to order. Each one is different in its sculpting and its finish has many variations.
Each piece varies in price.
if you have any questions please get in touch
sculpture inquiry
Bear Sculptures
Polar Bear and Spirit Bear.