About Mary

Mary Roettger received her M.F.A. from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 1991 and her B.F.A. in studio arts from the University of Minnesota in1982.

Mary has been working with clay for more than 25 years. The underlying theme for her recent sculptures and spiral forms is an investigation on variations of pattern, scale, convolutions and their axes.

Mary Roettger's work has been featured in national and international exhibitions and she has worked as an artist-in-residence at the John Michael Kohler Arts/Industry Program in WI, Archie Bray Foundation in MT and the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in CO. Since 1986, Mary has held various positions as a Ceramics and 3D Design Instructor at universities and colleges in Minneapolis, Seoul Korea, New York City, and Boston.

Roettger studied ceramics at the University of Minnesota with Warren MacKenzie and Curtis Hoard, and has spent time at many of the most important ceramic centers: Alfred University for her graduate degree; residencies at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, the Anderson Ranch in Aspen, the Kohler Company in Wisconsin; as well as significant periods in New York, Boston, and Korea. Currently she is living and working in St. Paul, MN.