Born and raised in Roanoke, Va., Mary Means is an award-winning nationally collected Artist living and working in Roswell, Ga. Mary has been creating as long as she can remember. Some of her earliest memories were watching her grandfather at work in his studio “It was an incredible experience to watch him create...I was absolutely in awe!". After earning her BA at The University of Tennessee, she headed to Atlanta where she has been a successful gallerist and artist for over three decades.
For the past few years, the Mary's primary focus been figurative sculpture in mixed media ceramics. “Peaceful’ is the word most often used to describe her sculpture. “I aspire to capture lightness and fully embrace the spiritual feel of my work”. "It may sound strange to some, but I can feel the energy come through the clay, almost like I’m capturing an image of a visitor from above. I feel only lightness when I work, stress and negativity seem to magically disappear the minute my hands get in the clay. I'm hopeful that gift of peace translates though my creations”
Mary's work can be found in galleries and private collections across the country. Select recent exhibits include first place the the 71st Annual Group Show Quinlan Arts Center Gainesville Ga 2019, "Homegrown: Artists from the South" Reeves House Visual Arts Woodstock Ga 2022, 2023 and "Metro Montage" Marietta Cobb Museum of Art 2019, 2021, 2022
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