Barbara Crosbie's Profile
I am a Canadian currently living in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York, after living for five years in the mountains of Utah. All of my training has been in Canada under some wonderful potters in the Hamilton area. The current work I display is from the trials and tribulations I have undergone in my makeshift studio. While not a beginner at this art, I often feel that way due to the overwhelming number of ways to work with both the clay and their glazes. The underlying constant in my work is that need to feel a connection with the environment I am surrounded by, or exposed to. Overall I strive to achieve a peaceful piece that is grounded, yet possesses an element of surprise, whether it be achieved using color, texture or an added element to the glaze.
All the work I undertake takes into account good operating procedures that minimize the impact on the surrounding…
- Joined January 23, 2011
terra cotta sculpture clay, low fire whiteware, glass imbeded in glazes, use of natural materials to add texture, cone 6 stoneware, plants from gardens and the forest, stones, shells and bark, carved stamps, antique vessels for molds