Mary initially came to the pottery to help with gardening. She has worked on many of the mosaics you can see all around the pottery building in Lochinver, and recently on the mosaic boat at the front of the Ullapool pottery. Her flexible approach to work meant she was keen to work in the shop at the weekends during the summer. This gradually grew to learning to paint some of the popular pebble patterns, and has now extended to painting many of the other patterns.
She is a Landscape artist and used to run her own gallery business in Achiltibuie and Lochinver. She has a passion for travel and runs sketching holidays in various locations around the world whenever the opportunity arises.