Mary Fischer's ceramic forms are reminiscent of the landsettled by her great-grandparents and where Fischer grew up. Her sculptures of barns, water towers, granaries and other farm buildings are influenced by her surroundings on the Texas landscape. Fischer has always been fascinated with buildings and architecture, "I've been interested in buildings and photographing buildings and reading architectural magazines ever since I can remember". Fischer’s constructions are all hand built from slabs and extruded sections of clay. Using a paper maquette as a pattern, she assembles the clay parts much like, “playing with Legos. The more pieces there are to play with, the more ideas there are to explore.” Mary began her studies in ceramics at an arts center in Austin, TX after returning from a tour with the Air Force as an Intelligience Officer. You can read more about Mary and her ceramic passion in this 2011 article from San Antonio. She has been an exhibitor at the Cherry Creek Arts Festival in Denver for the last seven years, and now we are delighted to showcase her unique yet familiar ceramic constructions at Plinth Gallery. Please join us for our opening reception with the artist on First Friday, August 2nd, from 6-9pm.
"Flaming Roof" Mary Fischer