Everton, AR 72633
Directions: From the traffic light at the west end of AR62/412 (bypass) in Mountain Home, travel 18.5 miles to Yellville. Turn left onto AR14. Continue 0.7 mile and turn right onto AR235. Travel 10.7 miles and make a left turn in order to stay on AR235. Continue another 1.2 miles and turn right onto MC4026 (a gravel road). Stay left at the Y to stay on MC4026. In 0.6 mile you will encounter a left turn, but continue straight another 0.6 mile to a low-water crossing (which is no problem even in rainy weather). Continue another 0.6 mile to a mosaic mailbox with an anvil design. Turn right to the home/ studios.
A New York City native, Mary Patrick has been a resident of the Ozarks since 1975. When asked where she finds inspiration for her work, Patrick answered, “I am inspired by the spirit of creativity, which we all have and have to learn to recognize. I ask the universe to provide me with inspiration.” She also finds great beauty and inspiration in nature and incorporates many natural aspects into her art.
Patrick enjoys using natural fibers and recycled materials in her work. In fact, she makes it a point to use as many natural materials as she can. She creates glass mosaics, hand-made rugs, round baskets, gizzard baskets, and hanging pieces to showcase her talent.
Patrick learned basket weaving from Corkey Craig (from the Davenport clan), her skills in glass mosaics from Virginia Phelan of Yellville, her spinning skills from her husband who repaired a spinning wheel for her use as she learned, and her weaving is self- taught on a loom she purchased from a friend.
Patrick’s work can be purchased at her home or Perceptions Shop on the Yellville Square.
Patrick’s baskets can be found at the Arkansas Craft Guild in Mountain View. Mary teaches at Eureka Springs School of the Arts, and also at her home for the Arkansas Craft School.
Mary’s home is decorated with works by her and her husband, as well as many other works of art, and is considered a wonderful experience to visit.