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Next tour starts 11/23/2018

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November 23, 24, 25 & December 1, 2 - 10:00am - 5pm
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Barbara Katz

Barbara Katz Studio

(860) 230-6410
katz0123@earthlink.net

148 Brookside Ln.
Mansfield/Storrs, CT 06250

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Artist Statement

I live in the woods in northeastern Connecticut where I create in a large, light, beautiful studio. I travel as frequently as possible to Europe and other more exotic places both or pleasure and inspiration. In the past few years I have found Thailand, Ethiopia, Iran, Outer Mongolia, Tunisia, India, Russia and the Silk Road through China and Central Asia to be wonderful sources of stimulation.

I am a sculptor and potter working with clay. I create simple forms based on, and evocative of, ancient rituals, artifacts and shamanic figures. When I discover forms in clay I am conscious of the continuity with other artists as they have created objects for thousands of years using the same methods of shaping and processing this most elemental material available.

Then…when I first encountered encaustic painting - probably the Fayum portraits - I was intrigued by the tactile sensual appearance and also charmed by this long history of artistic expression. And so I began a new pursuit with this challenging medium - and it continues - seeking to balance my creativity between mud and wax.

Artists Open Studio Dates

November 23, 24, 25 & December 1 & 2

Barbara is a sculptor and potter working with clay.  She creates simple forms based on, and evocative of, ancient rituals, artifacts, and shamanic figures.  When she discovers forms in clay, she is conscious of the continuity with other artists as they have created objects for thousands of years using the same methods of shaping and processing the most elemental material available.

She lives in the woods in northeastern Connecticut where she creates in a large,
light, beautiful studio. She travels as frequently as possible to Europe and other
more exotic places both for pleasure and inspiration. In the past few years she has
found Ethiopia, Iran, Outer Mongolia, India, Russia, and the Silk Road through
China and Central Asia to be wonderful sources of stimulation.