Art Connections is a Chrysalis Arts project providing a range of services for visual artists in York, North Yorkshire and beyond.

Maggie Barnes

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Maggie works primarily with porcelain and paper, separately, and combined as paper-clay. All work is hand formed and includes “Ice” white sculptural objects from which she also casts hand-made paper editions. A Japanese process, Nerikomi, is used to create stained and laminated porcelain items; small vessels, pendants, buttons and beads. The Nerikomi Porcelain Collection was launched in 2012-2013 following an Arts Council supported Research & Development Project. Current exploration, to be shown in forthcoming exhibitions, combines various techniques in a new strand of production, decorative tiles and panels. Work is mostly small scale though panels offer potential for larger scale outcomes.

Small vessels and wearable items from £45; paper casts from £75, carved/sculptural objects from £150 depending on size; tiles and panels priced individually.

“My practice is now in its fourth decade. As a designer-maker I’ve lived and worked in the UK and Germany, exhibiting in Central Europe and beyond. As a curator I have also worked in Belgium, at Gordon Reece Ceramics, and my own gallery, European Ceramics, here in Yorkshire. I eventually returned to private practice, occasionally curate quality exhibitions in selected venues, and provide mentoring advice to both established and inexperienced makers.”

Current methods of working: Private Commission, Collaboration, Project Management, Mentoring