Mary Mar Keenan is a studio potter and co-owner of Verdigris Gallery in San Francisco. Trained as a painter, she incorporates lively brushwork and bold, bright colors in her clay pieces. "Making pottery requires creativity, patience and endurance. Excercising these traits keeps me happy as an artist and strengthens me as an individual." Mary Mar's pottery evokes a childlike joy by giving equal attention to form and sponteneity, contrast and color.