Barry’s intention is to use the vessel forms that he makes as vehicles to explore contrasts in the way edges meet and overlap, and the rhythms, tensions and harmonies created between colours, spaces, lines and textures in form and surface.
He tends to work in series with simple forms influenced by natural phenomena, places, and emotions, developing ideas from drawing, painting and previous firings. He like the warmth and brightness of earthenware using slip, oxides and underglazes, over a red clay body. The surfaces are created in layers, firing in between using thin washes, wiping back and building up rich zones of colour. He then glazes chosen areas to add further depth, tone and texture.
The works illustrated below are intended to give you a taste of what the gallery has to offer, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01223 324222 to find out which pieces are currently available.