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Barbara Walch

Biography to Display: 

1950 Born Niagara Falls, New York

EDUCATION

1972 BFA State University of New York, New Paltz, New York

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1972—Studio Potter

 

Barbara Walch is known for pinched stoneware functional vessels that begin with a block of clay. The exteriors are unglazed allowing the texture and natural patina of the clay to enhance the piece. The interiors are glazed with colors that recall elements from nature.

Her work strongly suggests shapes and textures found in the natural world, and spring from both her intimate involvement in that world and from the nature of the clay itself.

In 1979 Walch along with Leslie Ferrin and Mara Superior founded Pinch Pottery in Northampton, MA. In 1986 she left the business to work full time as a potter.

Public Collections

 

CV or Resume: Click Here to Download
Source: Artist

Website(s):

www.barbarawalchpottery.com

Artist's Studio: Barbara Walch Pottery & Fire Flower Gardens

 

Typical Marks

Iron oxide, signature Walch on bottom.

1975-2015
Covered Pot
Date: 2014
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Pinched, Hand Built
Photo: CP Woodman
Cup and Saucer
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Pinched
Surface Technique: Glaze, Unglazed
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Plate
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Pinched
Surface Technique: Glaze, Slip Trailing, Unglazed
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified November 4, 2019. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/walch