Mary Smith's Profile
Welcome to our Etsy shop! I have been creating art in pottery, jewelry, clothing, paintings and sculpture since 1998, and am mostly self-taught. My continuing inspiration arises from our five-cat clowder and eight-dog pack (all rescues). Obviously, I prefer to work in cat-and-dog-related themes! I say “our” shop because my husband, John, is my pottery partner and patient financier, my son Matt is my indispensable IT guy, and my daughter, Amanda, is my inspirational “butterfly girl.
In our last chapter, we had moved to Pensacola, Florida, in 1995 after my husband retired from a 30-year Navy career. We’ve lived mostly overseas—Hawaii, Guam, Japan, Singapore—so lots of that has colored the art. Obviously, I had to wait until later in life to get this art thing started, but art has always been my #1 favorite pursuit.
In our newest life…
- Born on January 4
- Joined February 26, 2010
mixed media collage with acrylic paint on wood or canvas, recycled denim with paint and fabric collage, layered mixed etched and stamped metals, cast resin collage, stoneware pottery, forged metal jewelry