Barbara's pottery is based on how ancient cultures used unglazed pottery to preserve food's freshness, keep liquids cool, bake evenly and remove the tannins from wine. She has designed a variety of bakeware and serving vessels to be artfully functional for everyday use.
Born, raised and educated in Toronto, the first time I touched clay in Art School I knew that was the medium for me!
I attended Sheridan College to further my clay experience after moving to Burlington Ontario. I began teaching at the Burlington Art Centre(BAC) and then took on the Studio Technicians position for ten years. As I developed my line of work and it became more time consuming I rented a space to have as my private studio and gave my notice at the BAC that I was leaving the technicians job to go full time in my own studio.
The day we hired my replacement at the BAC my husband suffered a massive heart attack and died. There I was with no job,our young son to raise alone and no insurance money. I moved my studio into my home that way I could work around the clock,which is what it took in the beginning plus I was home for my son.