Barbara Wakefield

E: barbara@barbarawakefield.co.uk
W: www.barbarawakefield.co.uk
Twitter:  @bwceramics

Music and natural form are my main inspirations, working in porcelain, bone china and stoneware clays.  I enjoy working to commission, and recent works include porcelain panels depicting specific pieces of music in literal and narrative ways, porcelain clam shells for ‘The Story of Venus’ and a ‘Ceramic materials and glaze test’  porcelain panel.

My translucent folded forms relate to rhythm, flow and unfolding of music through time. Narrative surfaces of slip cast wares are developed through my deep interest and studies in music, and in nature.

Qualifications
2004     Professional Development Diploma – Fine Art Ceramics

Recent Exhibitions/Events
2017     LP Showcase Exhibition, Barbican Library, London
2016        Byard Art Christmas Cracker, 14 King’s Parade, Cambridge
2016     Images, Words and Music, 54 The Gallery, Shepherd Market, London
2015     Sculpture & Ceramics Exhibition, Royal Opera Arcade, Pall Mall, London
2014    Christmas Exhibition, Forge 2 Gallery, Culworth
2014    Byard Art Christmas Cracker Exhibition, Byard Art, King’s Parade, Cambridge
2014    Byard Art Summer Exhibition, Byard Art, King’s Parade, Cambridge
2014    Handmade in Britain 14, Chelsea Old Town Hall, King’s Road, London

Commissions
2017    Ceramic Materials and Glaze Test porcelain panel
2016    Porcelain clam shells for The Story of Venus, Graffiti Magazine, Graff Diamonds
2016    Vexilla Regis Prodeunt, Salisbury Vespers, Bob Chilcott – porcelain panel score
2015    The Magic Flute, W A Mozart – narrative porcelain panel
2015     Eloquent Sayings – individual narrative plates
2015     Canon in D, Pachelbel – porcelain panel score
2015    Run for Cover, Marcus Miller – double porcelain panel score
2015     Kaigu – Japanese Tea Ceremony set
2013    Wedding March, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Mendelssohn – porcelain panel score
2012     Sleep Come, Nick Redfern – three porcelain panels narrative and score
2012     Jesu Meine Freude, J S Bach – porcelain panel narrative score
2012     The Lark Ascending, Ralph Vaughan Williams – narrative porcelain panel
2011    Symphony in Three Movements, Igor Stravinsky – porcelain panel score
2011     Piano Concerto No 4, Ludwig van Beethoven – porcelain panel score

Prizes/Awards
2007    Innovative Use of Materials, LP Annual Open Exhibition, Morley Gallery
2002    Adult Learners Award – Art & Design Ceramics
2000     City & Guilds Medal for Excellence, Highly Commended

Review/Press Coverage
2015    Glazed and Confused, The World of Interiors magazine
2015     Entry in British Studio Potters’ Marks, third edition published by Bloomsbury
2007     Oh You Pretty Things, The Times T2 newspaper.
2006     In the Air, Homes & Gardens magazine

Articles Written
2003    A Link Through Time – Margaret Rey ARCA, Ceramic Review Sep/Oct
2002    Rites of Passage – Setting up an end of year show, Ceramic Review Nov/Dec

Galleries
Byard Art, 14 King’s Parade, Cambridge

Barbara Wakefield
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