The art of painting on porcelain is ancient, over two thousand years old! My goal is to bring this medium into a more prominent position in the present day fine art world, and continue to push the boundaries of the techniques and materials. This is an extremely versatile and permanent art medium, one that deserves to be continued with individual styles and tastes. The amazing versatility of the surface is extraordinary and I love to teach people to use their creative energies to create one of a kind art on pieces that are not only fine art for hanging, but also utilitarian items. There is no limit to the works that can be achieved!
Mary Gosden has been creating art and music her entire life. In 1986 she earned a
bachelor's degree in music education with performance honors from Syracuse University.
Following college, she worked at jobs that included graphic arts. Since the age of 14, she
has been commissioned for art work in various media, from murals to pen and ink. Upon
moving to Long Island, and learning the basics from an experienced porcelain painter in
Elmont, NY, Ms. Gosden began to sell her porcelain work as well as teach the technique
to beginners. She has also been featured on two award-winning cable tv programs in
which she demonstrated painting. Currently she teaches 3 and 4 day seminars worldwide.
Ms. Gosden has received many awards, including the Coup de Coeur, Stephen Hays
Award: Lyon, France, 2015 and the Jacques Vigoreaux Prize: Salon de Lyon, France
2014. Several Best Of Show, Best of Show Masters Division, and numerous ribbon
awards in porcelain art. In other art media: the Grumbacher Gold Medal, many monetary
awards, several ribbons and Mayor’s Choice, for work such as colored pencil, pen & ink,
watercolor & pencil. In 2012, Mary was named one of the Top 25 Advocates for the Arts,
Long Island Council of the Arts at Freeport.
On porcelain, and with a love for architecture and Art Deco style, Mary has developed
her own style with use of modern materials and methods (including her own
sandblasting) that make her work unique and distinctive worldwide. She gives several
demonstrations each year to art leagues, civic groups and at International Porcelain
Artists and Teachers, Inc. and World Organization of China Painting conventions, as well
as Shows and seminars in Europe and Canada. She does commissioned work and donates
pieces to charity auction events. Her articles and photos of porcelain art are published in
7 international magazines. Mary’s work can be found in private collections in numerous
countries and in the IPAT Museum in Texas and the WOCP Museum in Oklahoma City.
Ms. Gosden resides in New York.