Mary Philpott is a member of the Roycrofter's At Large Association based in East Aurora, New York.  A native of Oakville,
Ontario, Mary earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree with distinction at the University of Guelph focusing on Art History and
Archeology.  This sound foundation naturally led to an interest in clay and in pottery specifically.  Mary studied at the
School of Crafts and Design at Sheridan College and went on to a 3-year residency at the Harbourfront Craft Studios in
Toronto.  After her residency, where Mary developed her pottery table ware line called Wandering Fire Pottery, a studio
was created in the west end of Toronto.  There Mary taught classes and made her own work for seven years.  the studio
moved to Stratford, Ontario in 2005 and is located in the Railway Station, a historic arts and crafts prairie style building; a
suitable environment for the type of work being created.  All tiles are made by hand in Mary's Artisan studio.The Tiles are
made in a traditional tile making method, all hand drawn and carved and hand pressed with Unique imagery and subject
matter.  Multiple firings and  layers upon layers of transparent jewel tone glazes that are all applied meticulously by hand
give the Tiles a look that is Unique to Verdant Tile Co.  The Tiles are all designed for installation in fireplaces and hearth,
kitchen and bath.  The tiles all have a notch in the back for hanging.