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"Born and raised by the mighty Miramichi River in the small village of Nelson Miramichi, New Brunswick. My days evolved around the woods, brooks, wild berry picking and exploring the river's shoreline."
Mary Swain studied at the New Brunswick School of Art and Design in Fredericton before attending John Abbott College in Montreal and the Ecole Des Arts Applique, Cote D' Irvoire, West Aftrica. She graduated with distrinction form the BFA program at the university of Calgary in 2002.
She has exhibited extensively through Western Canada and has been a raku instructor at the North Mount Pleasant Art Centre in Calgary, Alberta.
"I was first introduced to Raku at the School of Art and Design in Fredericton, in 1981 and was extremely taken by the process. I have continued to practice, teach and develop my own style of Raku.
Alberta has been my home for the past ten years and it's dynamic landscape and unique chinook winds continue to inspire my work."