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Rita Seif

About Us

About Our Art

The wonderful privilege of working with clay has been mine for the past few years. This journey had its beginnings as “summer therapy” for me, as a respite from the rigors of teaching and working with young, primary-aged children. It was my time to “play”, to be free, creative, and irresponsible, just as the children who were before me daily.

Now, as the summers have progressed, it has been so interesting to observe my evolution: how playing with the clay has grown into “praying” with the clay. Because clay is of the earth, it is developing within me an awareness of the sacredness and beauty of Mother Earth. It is forming a sense of fellowship and stewardship that we share with all life. The clay has become my voice to sing praise for the marvels of Creation.

I have given my works the name Mary’s Gift in honor and memory of my deceased sister, Mary Mohrmann. It is because of her that I have been led to be with and influenced by eco-spiritualists, those who reverence and proclaim the sacredness of all life.

Having touched children’s lives for 33 years in the art of teaching, I now hope to touch yours through Mary’s Gift.

You can find Mary’s Gift Pottery in the following galleries.

Craft Alliance

5080 Delmar Blvd / St. Louis, MO 63108 / 314-725-1177


Green Door Art Gallery

21 North Gore Ave / Webster Groves, MO 63119 / 314-202-4071


Missouri Artists On Main

321 South Main Street / St. Charles, MO 63301 / 636-724-1260



920 East Broadway / Columbia, MO 65201 / 573-442-3223


Stone Soup Galleries

2004 Chesterfield Mall / Chesterfield, MO 63017 / 314-803-2085


New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art

506 Main Street / New Harmony, IN 47631 / 812-682-3156

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Rita Seif

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Hand Built Pottery

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