Mary Jonson Studied Craft at the university of Derby in 2009 going on to get an MA in studio ceramics from Loughborough in 2014. After graduating she went on to set up her studio in Derby where she makes her slip decorated earthenware. " My ceramics have their roots in traditional country pottery. I love the rounded feel and rich colour of Devon jugs and Staffordshire slipware. I live in a modern urban environment where my relationship with the earth can feel distant at times. My pots reflect this complicated situation. I apply decoration and images, based on my drawings and paintings of the cluttered back gardens and allotments of the city"