Exciting News For VICS

Mary is a potter and researcher at the University of Sunderland. Mary is embarking on an exciting journey with VICS, where she’ll be dedicating the next few years to crafting and leading a captivating clay program with VICS members. Her mission is to explore the positive impact of this creative endeavour on reducing social isolation and enhancing overall well-being.

Beyond her academic pursuits, Mary creates her own ceramic work, teaches students at the university, and runs community-oriented clay projects. To see her work, visit her website at


While Mary hasn’t served in the military herself, she’s closely connected to the armed forces through her family members and friends who have/ are serving.