Barbara Banfield


Location: 11

339 Hedge Road, Jackson’s Point

After twenty years designing and manufacturing in the garment industry it was time to embark on raising our three children. Always a love for working with my hands, clay became an active hobby. Over a period of 10 years I took countless hours of lessons, participated in students shows and sales, and spent many summers enrolled at the Haliburton School for the Arts, I became hooked on working with clay. This inspiration, found me at Sheridan College graduating with honors in 2010. Since this time I have continued the path of building my studio, making objects and selling my work.

I am a strong believer in pottery that celebrates daily life serving, receiving and the sharing of food and drink. I enjoy creating groupings of vessels that create a dialogue, both functional and sculptural. I am fascinated with process, shape, colour and texture drawing inspiration from the world that surrounds me, both natural and architecturally. Using a wide range of techniques to build forms, I find the challenge of surface and glazing exciting and the possibilities endless.

“A craftsman becomes an artist when he starts innovating. The experimenters blur the edges between craft and art, who can say if that is a pot or a sculpture”. NP: Crafty Artist Exhibits: Frank Ross

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Payment accepted: MasterCard, Visa, Cash 

The studio is not wheelchair accessible but we can accommodate walkers and have handrails.

Barb Banfield