Elisabeth Barry

Region: 
Shipston on Stour
Artform: 
Ceramics, Jewellery & Silversmithing

Working purely in porcelain, I design and create tableware and jewellery that is special to hold and a pleasure to use.

Learning to throw pots was a long held ambition; I find the meditative action of throwing and trimming as enjoyable as the resulting piece of work. I delight in the feel of the clay between my hands and the refining of each piece. When I am creating jewellery, many pieces come to life in the design stage, when I explore the interplay of shape, space, materials and colour in order to create a satisfying end result. I invest time in each, focusing on under-stated details that wait to be discovered by the hands that will hold them. All my pieces have a pleasing weight and tactile coolness that will absorb body heat when held and used. I intend that once a piece has been picked up, it’s hard to put down. I embrace the Japanese view of wabi-sabi and aim for pieces to be unique, not uniform. I am struck by how often people find a particular piece that speaks to them.

Venue

Unit 13 Gallery
Ditchford Farm
Campden Road
Shipston on Stour
Gloucestershire
GL56 9RD
Telephone: 
07870 670 620
Email: 
studio@elisabethbarry.com
Added Extras: 
Card payments accepted, Commissions welcome, Family Friendly, Off the beaten track, Parking, Refreshments, Toilets
Accessibility Level: 
Level 2 : Limited access - venue on two or more levels, subdued lighting.

Opening Dates and Times

June-July 2017
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Times: 
11am - 5.30pm

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