Mary Law has been a functional potter for over 45 years. She apprenticed to Byron Temple and received an MFA in Ceramics from Alfred University. She has taught ceramics at Alfred University, San Jose State University, California College of the Arts, Haystack, Anderson Ranch and Penland School of Crafts. For the past 25 years she has taught ceramics part-time at Contra Costa College, and recently also at Diablo Valley College. She lives and has her studio in Berkeley, California, and has shown her work internationally.