Mary Tassone

Not Uniform describes both my artwork and me as an artist. I have been compelled to create since I was a child. My need to explore creative expression has taken me in many directions, all marked by my deep love of shape, form, movement and color.

I have a BA in Art from Marygrove College and Art Education Certification from Wayne State University. Over the years I have taken a variety of drawing and painting classes, and I have studied pottery at The Art Center (now the Anton Art center) and at Oakland Community College. I taught Middle School Art in a public school, and have taught a variety of painting, pottery, and fiber art classes and workshops.

My current body of work includes watercolor, jewelry and fiber arts. I hand dye fibers to use in spinning and needle-felting. I spin fibers and create needle-felted paintings using watercolors as my inspiration. I hand dye the fiber to use in each “painting”. My love of color has moved me beyond painting on paper to creating on fiber and fabric.

I retired from teaching in 2007 and moved into the next exciting phase of my life. Now that my “real job” is completed, I have the freedom of both time and energy to let my creativity fly. My work is NOT UNIFORM—each piece of art I do is unique, Like the Impressionists, I am always looking for a different light, new ways to see and to push the next work further than the previous one. The creative process centers me as a potter’s hands center clay on the potter’s wheel. Creativity is at the core of who I am as an artist and as a human being.