Original and unique hand-built ceramics expressing the versatility of clay. Strong designs, touchable textures- and you are encouraged to “pick up the pots”! Fiona Barr makes and fires in her garden studio in Horfield.
Her work is eclectic- exploring both functional and purely expressive sculptural ceramics. Her pieces show the marks of the hand building techniques she uses- pinching, coiling, rolling, texturing and sgraffito. Using mixtures of grogged clay decorated with coloured slips and minimal glazes, she explores themes relating to interior and exterior worlds, communication and group dynamics. Her inspirations stem from music, relationships (finding balance), gardening, natural geometry and weathered geological and urban landscapes.