Mary Barringer’s work is visually tactile and handbuilt. Her process of applying multiple slips and glazes to her stoneware pieces is evident in the final product, where the layered surfaces register her efforts. Like the title of the show, her work refers to construction and ceramics’ humble, earthy roots, however her plates, vases, and bowls contain a refined and minimal aesthetic.
Mary Barringer received a BA in art from Bennington College, apprenticed with Michael Frimkess, and has been a studio artist since 1973, making both sculpture and functional pottery. Her work has been exhibited internationally, most recently at AKAR (Iowa City), the Signature Shop (Atlanta), and at the World Ceramics Expo in Korea. She has taught at numerous art centers and universities including Ohio University, the Boston Museum School, and Penland School of Crafts. In addition to her studio work she has written and lectured on ceramic history, and was named editor of Studio Potter journal in 2003. She lives in Shelburne Falls, MA.
Click here to view Mary’s visit schedule for February 5th and 6th.
January 22 to February 27
Hartmann Center Gallery
1423 W. St. James St.
Peoria, IL 61625
On February 5th there will be a reception from 4:00 – 6:00pm in the Hartmann Gallery and immediately following, there will be a lecture by the artist at 6:30pm in the David Horowitz Auditorium (room 126) in the Caterpillar Global Communications Center.