FUSION: The Ontario Clay and Glass Association

Online Gallery / Barbara Banfield

Barbara Banfield
92 Pine Crescent
Toronto, Ontario
M4E 1L4

Phone: 416-699-3045

Artist Statement

These high fired porcelain vessels, intended for use, are wheel thrown, altered, sometimes hand built and sculpted, are a direct response to my last few years exploring surface and form. I continually draw inspiration from the environments that surround me referencing both urban and rural landscapes especially as they collide. Always a passion for working with my hands, and a great appreciation for the history and process of clay, has led me to develop a layering process of applying texture, slips, oxides washes and glazes that embellish and bring a depth and interest to the form.


Sheridan College - Craft and Design - Above Honours Graduate 2010

Metchiosin School for the Arts - Robin Hopper Glaze Chemistry 2009

Haliburton School for the Arts - part time studies 2001-2006

Cedar Ridge Creative Arts Center - 1996-2006

Toronto School for Fashion and Design - Honours Graduate 1978

University of Western Ontario - B.A. Psychology 1976


Gardiner Museum - Toronto Potters Juried Exhibition - September 2010

Dish Gallery- Nuit Blanche - Group Juried Exhibition - September 2010

Dish Gallery- Nuit Blanche - Group Juried Installation Exhibition - October 2009

Distill Art Gallery - Toronto Juried Show June 2009

The Lennox Toronto Exhibition - April 2009

Gardiner Museum Graduate Show - March 2009

Toronto Potters Biennial Juried Show - September 2008

Sheridan College - student show spring 2008

Publications and Awards

Toronto Potters 30th Anniversary Karen Latorre Award of Excellence- Sept. 2010

Ceramic Monthly - Undergraduate Showcase - September 2009

Fusion Ontario Clay and Glass Association - Outstanding Achievement - May 2009

Sheridan College - Student Performance Award - May 2008

FUSION gratefully acknowledges the assistance of the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Citizenship, Culture and Recreation, and the Ontario Arts Council. The Ontario Arts Council is an agency of the Government of Ontario. 


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