Mary Borgstrom was an Alberta based Artist born out of Saskatchewan in 1916, shortly after she had moved to Provost, AB where she planted roots and had made her home.
She attended a workshop for primitive pottery in the 1960's and found her "knack" almost immediately. She "emerged as one of the most unique ceramic talents in Alberta" and her artwork has appeared in various collections and exhibits worldwide ever since.
"I gathered all my own clay. Just anywhere. But you get so you know that all clay isn't equal. [Some has good sand] in it that you can use. But there's also sand that the pottery won't hold together. And you get so you know your clay; you know your soil."