Mardi Thomas's interest in painting and drawing started back in her school days. Over the years she has attended many classes. When her family started school, Mardi enrolled in Tech. and was side tracked into Pottery then did Art Studies, working towards a Certificate and Diploma. Mardi also taught Pottery for many years and on retiring joined Atwell House. Mardi is a member of South of The River Potters, Alfred Cove Art Society and Melville Community Arts Association.