Mary Paul and John Garland
Exhibiting Member Since 2011
John Garland and Mary Paul own and operate Freechild Studio in Knightdale, North Carolina. Here, they combine clay, skill and imagination to create pottery that makes people smile. Surrounded by trees, birds and flowers, we strive to live in harmony with nature and we attempt to convey that harmony in the pottery we make. Our goal as potters is to give form to the creative spirit within. Our hope is that our creativity will speak to others through these forms. We create objects that are pleasant to touch and cover their surfaces with images that invite people to explore the color, pattern and complexity of each piece. When our work results in a joyful dialog between artwork and consumer, we have achieved our goal as artists.