Mary studied Craft at the University of Derby in 2009 and an MA in Studio Ceramics at the University of Loughborough in 2014. On graduating she set up a studio in Derby and started to work as a ceramic artist. Now making slip decorated earthenware ceramics with painted, glazed and sgraffitto images. Her pots use traditional techniques applied in unusual ways. All of the pottery is made using red earthenware clay and traditional craft methods. Most of the work is thrown on the potters wheel and decorated using coloured slips and glaze and sometimes materials are added to vary the texture.