Mary Duman

Mary Duman received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics from Minnesota State University, Moorhead, MN in 1992. 

Mary explores the complexity of natural relationships in her ceramic work through combinations of natural items collected on her hikes, and glazed clay sculptural elements. She is influenced by the oddly beautiful aspects of nature and by recent issues, including climate change, the Coronavirus, wildfires, and unexplained aerial phenomena. 

Mary has exhibited internationally at the Istanbul Painting and Sculpture Museum in Turkey, and at the Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN, and Wrightwood Arts Center, Wrightwood, CA. 

She received a Jerome Fellowship Residency grant to do her artwork at the Northern Clay Center in Minnesota and was an Artist-in-Residence at the Eczaserbasi Art Studio, located in one of the largest ceramics factories in Turkey.

Mary is currently a resident artist at Cobb Mountain Art and Ecology Project. 



BFA Ceramics, Minnesota State University, Moorehead, MN

Selected Exhibitions


Jerome Fellowship Exhibition, Northern Clay Center, St. Paul, Minnesota


Personal Traces, Istanbul Painting and Sculpture Museum, Istanbul, Turkey


Symbiosis, Wrightwood Arts Center, Wrightwood, California


Wild Integration, Wrightwood Arts Center, Wrightwood, California

Artist Residencies


Jerome Fellowship Residency, Northern Clay Center, St. Paul, Minnesota


Resident Artist, Vitra Ceramic Arts Studio, Istanbul, Turkey



Fine Art Teacher, California Virtual Academies, Simi Valley, California


Ceramics and Sculpture Teacher, Hesperia High School, Hesperia, California


Ceramics Teacher, Etiwanda High School, Rancho Cucamonga, California

Website photography by Zachariah Budd.

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