From her studio at Deemouth Artist Studios in Aberdeen, Mags hand builds her work taking inspiration from new sources each year. These have included sea pods, shallow pond-like bowls and Lowry's stooping matchstick figures. Her large and small jugs are her favourite pieces to create as they allow her to use quirky surface designs whilst creating functional pieces.
She is one of four designers that make up the Look Inside Collective which explores Aberdeen's beautiful granite building, roadways and unique names to create contemporary souvenirs.
Mags also creates social and political statements pieces which reflect hard hitting narratives while retaining an aesthetically pleasing quality. Her aim is to create pieces which primarily attracts the viewer then demands consideration for the subject matter.
Jack Tierney Gallery
Aberdeen Artists Society
WASPS Open Studios
Fabric of the Land
Banff & Buchan Arts Festival
awards & collections
Aberdeen Artists Society 3DD Award
Aberdeen & Shire Craftmakers Award
The Sun Lee Award - The Robert Gordon University
Aberdeenshire Craftmakers Award
Society of Designer Craftsmen - Licentiate with Merit
BP Design Award - Highly Commended Award
The Caroline Henderson Leiper Travel Bursary
Attended the Vitrified Print Master Workshop lead by Paul Scott at The International Ceramic Research Centre in Denmark
The Arts & Heritage Collection - The Robert Gordon University
Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums