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Mary Wondrausch OBE at 90: Her life, Her pots and Her paintings

Posted 6th December 2013
Watts Contemporary Gallery

The exhibition has been taking shape over the last few days with Mary Wondrausch overseeing every hang.

Mary has been working with ceramics for over 35 years and at 90 years old is still actively working in her home and workshop. The exhibition will highlight the different styles that she has adopted throughout her long and prestigious career.

On display will be exclusive items, all of which are for sale and have never been available before.

Perdita Hunt, Watts Gallery Director commented: “Mary Wondrausch has been an important part of the arts community in Compton for a long time. Mary has been creating ceramics, often spotted in private and public collections, and more recently moving to paintings and collages, Mary’s work is always individualistic and exciting.  Like the artist, I believe this exhibition will be original and authentic, demonstrating how the local village of Compton can inspire artists of national importance.  Watts Gallery Trust is very honoured to be able to mark this landmark in this important artist’s career, showing her work in the Old Pottery Gallery alongside The Making of Mary Watts exhibition in the Watts Gallery, which displays the work of another committed and creative Compton painter and ceramic artist.  Don’t miss this opportunity to purchase some rare works of art!”

Mary Wondrausch OBE, commented: “I have known Watts Gallery since 1960 when I knew and much admired Wilfrid Blunt, one of the former Curators of the Gallery. I have also always felt a strong affinity with Mary Watts, as we are both working with potters and use clay in our art work.”

Click here to find out more about the exhibition