About Mary Daniel
Mary Daniel is a ceramic and mixed media artist based in Vancouver, British Columbia. She has an extensive background in teaching and educational leadership as well as the studio arts.

Mary graduated with a double major in ceramics and painting from the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Saskatchewan, Regina Campus. Her primary mentor was Jack Sures and she took classes with David Gilhooley, Joe Fafard and Russell Yuristy. She was also fortunate to be a personal assistant to Marilyn Levine. Mary studied painting with Art MacKay, Ted Godwin and Doug Morton, and her experiences continue to influence the manner in which she works her clay surfaces. She has an affinity for slab work and sculptural forms using inlay processes. Her emphasis on surface decoration is a reflection of her background as a painter as well as a ceramicist.

Mary Daniel has taught for the Vancouver School of Art (now Emily Carr University of Art and Design), in the Visual and Performing Arts Department of the University of British Columbia, and for the Vancouver School Board. Her work is represented in private and public collections in North America. In 2010, 2013 and 2017 she undertook invitational residencies  at the International Ceramic Studio in Kecskemet, (ICS) Hungary. In the fall of 2015 she attended c.r.e.t.a. Rome for a ceramics residency culminating in an exhibit.  Her work is currently represented by the Gallery of BC Ceramics on Granville Island in Vancouver.

2004 Doctor of Education in Leadership and Policy, University of British Columbia
1983 Master of Arts in Curriculum Studies, University of British Columbia
1968 Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts and English, University of Saskatchewan, Regina Campus

Founding member of  Craft Association of British Columbia and Crafthouse Gallery, CABC
Founding Executive member of BC Community Arts Council
Member of BC Potters’ Guild
Member of Craft Association of British Columbia
Executive member of North West Ceramic Foundation  (NWCF)

Solo Exhibitions
Gallery of BC Ceramics
Crafthouse Gallery, CABC
North Vancouver City Hall
University of British Columbia

Two-Person Exhibitions
Gallery of BC Ceramics
Rembrandt Gallery
Richmond Art Gallery

Juried Group Exhibitions
Gallery of BC Ceramics
Robson Square Media Centre
Surrey Art Gallery
Royal Ontario Museum
Norman MacKenzie Art Gallery, University of Regina
University of British Columbia
Crafthouse Gallery, CABC

Gallery of BC Ceramics
Canadian Craft Museum
Shelley Lambe Fine Arts, Toronto

BC Provincial Government
University of British Columbia Scarfe Collection
Richmond Art Galley
Saskatchewan Arts Council

Arts Umbrella
Rotary Club
BCArt Teachers Association
YWCA Women of Distinction

Ceramics Teaching
University of BC, Faculty of Visual and Performing Arts in Education
Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver
North Vancouver School Board Continuing Education Department
Vancouver School Board Continuing Education Department
YWCA, Vancouver
Peg’s Place Pottery School, Vancouver
Ross Hughye School of Pottery, Vancouver

Art Education Teaching
Vancouver School Board, Art, Grades 8 – 12
Richmond School Board, Art, Grades 8 – 10
University of Saskatchewan, Art Instructor
Vancouver School of Art (now ECUAD), Painting Instructor
UBC, Teacher Education Program (secondment from VSB)
Coordinator, Principles of Teaching, UBC, Department of Educational Studies
EDST 601 Seminar, instructor, UBC (foundation course for the doctoral programme)
EDUC 310/311, instructor, UBC (core course for all elementary and secondary students)
ARTE 303/400, instructor, UBC (Methodology of teaching clay to elementary and secondary teachers)
EDUC 311, EDUC 315, seminar leader, UBC (Principles of Teaching and Pre-Practicum Experience)
EDUC 319, EDUC 329, faculty associate, UBC (supervision of initial orientation and extended practicum for secondary student teachers)