01 September 2014

Chimney boy

Barns, water towers, granaries. Mary Fischer has always been fascinated with buildings and architecture. She works ceramic in white clay and finishes her pieces with photo transfers onto wet clay, slip and iron oxide washes, to get a muted antique feel to her work.

Photography © MudFire Gallery

"I've been interested in buildings and photographing buildings and reading architectural magazines ever since I can remember," Mary Fischer says.

In high school in New Braunfels TX USA, an architect came to talk to the class during a job fair.

"He stressed the math, and I really don't do math. That definitely dampened my spirits."

So maybe she wouldn't be an architect. She still loved architecture. Mary Fischer took a class in clay. The rest is history.