Mary Wondrausch OBE British , 1923-2016

Mary Wondrausch was an English artist, potter, historian and writer, born in Chelsea. She trained as a potter at Farnham School of Art.  She was an honorary fellow of the Craft Potters Association and has work in the V&A collection. She was awarded the OBE for services to the Arts in 2000. 

Her primary interest is continental peasant art. Originally training as a watercolor artist, she later became interested in ceramics and opened her own pottery workshop in 1974. Inspired by 17th-century English slipware and Eastern European designs, such influences have informed her own work. She is known for lettering and exuberant use of colour.