Chipping Away at Global Warming and World Hunger

Mary McLaughlin could be considered a local treasure simply for the beautiful handpainted ceramic treasures that her company, McLaughlin Glazeware, produces in Northfield.   But while high-profile customers such as Hillary Clinton are avid collectors of the enamels, chinaware, jewelry and gift boxes, McLaughlin’s other passion is found hanging on a tree. And that passion […]

Mary McLaughlin Makes Keepsake Pieces for the White House ... And May Have a Solution to World Hunger

You’d think Mary McLaughlin studied art for years at the best schools before creating hand-painted official gifts of enamels, chinaware, jewelry and gift boxes for the likes of last 2 U.S. presidents and their wives, the State Department, governors, mayors, senators, Wellesley College and the Lyric Opera. But you’d be wrong. McLaughlin is largely self-taught […]