Rising’s First Artist in Residence: Mary Watson

“My rising residency was fantastic! My time there allowed me headspace, physical space and facilities with which I could dedicate myself to experimentation and the production of a new body of work.”

Mary Watson, Rising Artist in Residence

From the 16th of January to the 22nd of February 2017, Rising Arts Agency hosted its first Artist in Residence: ceramic artist Mary Watson!

Having recently moved to Bristol from Edinburgh, Mary was recommended to connect with Rising through a friend, and subsequently attended one of our free #CritChat sessions and was there invited to participate in a residency!

Mary had previously worked with ceramic materials to make large, interactive installations, but decided to use her time in the Rising Arts Agency studio to develop a new line of ceramic tableware – with tremendous success!

See the fruits of Mary’s time with Rising below, and be sure to take a look at her website.

If you’re interested in participating in a studio residency with Rising, please do get in touch!

Pottery images credit: Mary Watson
Studio images credit: Elinor Lower and Kamina Walton