Working in clay imposes a different relationship to time: clay’s processes and transformations, the long, long history of pottery, and the permanence of the medium all carry one far from the fast-moving now. What I experience as a maker, I hope to convey to the hands and eyes of the user.
Mary Barringer has been a studio artist for more than forty years, making both handbuilt pottery and sculpture. She has exhibited her work nationally and taught in art centers and universities across the country, including Penland, Haystack, and Ohio University. In addition to her studio work and teaching she has written and lectured on the history of ceramics, and from 2004 - 2014 she served as editor of The Studio Potter journal. She lives in western Massachusetts.