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Celebrity Bowl by Mary Barnes-Tilley, PhD

Celebrity Bowl by Mary Barnes-Tilley, PhD

Description of Item

Size: 9.5" d x 3" h

Technique: Wheel-thrown

About the Artist

Dr. Barnes-Tilley threw her bowl with the help of Glaze Potter Adam Knoche. She serves as Campus Provost Collin College on the Plano Campus. She has oversight over campus operations including academic and workforce programs, facilities, student enrollment services, and student housing. She has over 28 years of experience in higher education, including 22 years of teaching and 20 years in administration. Born in Houston and raised in Brenham, Texas, Mary moved to McKinney in 2017 with her husband, Jeff, and two children, Halen and Kennedy. Mary holds an Associate’s degree from Blinn College, a Bachelor’s in Government from the University of Texas at Austin, a Master’s in Political Science from Sam Houston State University, and a Doctorate in Political Science from Texas A&M University. Mary spent most of her life serving her community in various capacities, including serving as a city council member and serving with various non-profit organizations. She currently serves on the McKinney Community Development Corporation, Plano Chamber Advisory Board, Texas Health Chairman’s Council, Leadership Plano Board, and she is a graduate of Leadership Plano Class 38. Mary places a high priority on helping the MCDC continually look for ways to enhance the quality of life in McKinney, to ensure that our city remains a great place to live, work and play.


If you want to help fight food insecurity in Collin County buy a ticket here:

Empty Bowls McKinney

12 Years of Fighting Hunger

May 4th, 6 - 8 p.m.

McKinney Performing Arts Center in Downtown McKinney

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