Artist Bio – Mary Burkhart

Mary is a maker and designer. Professionally, she is a graphic designer for toy and party consumer goods as well as a surface pattern designer for anything from gift bags to fabric. In her spare time, she creates many other things. Some of her favorite mediums are wood and stone. Past tours have featured her carved stone. Since 2020 allowed more time in the studio, she has many more works in wood and other materials. Children’s decor and anything that looks like it is rooted in nature are common themes in Mary’s work. Her aesthetic ranges from bright, cheery and colorful to elegant and natural. She has been a part of the tour for over 5 years. Our Little World Studio began in 2006 as a teaching studio where Mary and her mom, MK Watkins, taught art lessons in Greenfield, Indiana. The studio has a store website at