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.