Barbara Wakefield

Twitter: @bwceramics
Instagram: @bw.ceramics

Music and natural forms are my main inspiration, working in bone china, porcelain and stoneware clays. I enjoy working to commission, and recent works include individually designed bone china birds, 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.

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

2018 Bone china bride and groom slipcast birds
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

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
2017 Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas, Channel 4 – demonstrating slipcast bone china birds
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

Barbara Wakefield
Barbara Wakefield
Barbara Wakefield
Barbara Wakefield
Barbara Wakefield
Barbara Wakefield