Barbara Walch Resume

33 Knox Station Road
Thorndike, Maine 04986
1999-Present Member of The Maine Potters Market, Portland Maine, a potter owned gallery..

1989-Present Thorndike, Maine. Established home and studio in a beautiful rural setting,
near life long sources of inspiration: fields, forest, gardens. Continued
making signature pinch pottery pieces, handbuilt functional and decorative
pottery. Work continues to be sold nationwide.

1982-1989: East Street Clay Studios, Hadley, Massachusetts. Involved in the development and establishment
of a group studio offering work space for up to seven potters.

1979-1986: Pinch Pottery and The Crafts Market, Northampton, Massachusetts. Partner in establishing a
combination shop and studio in downtown Northampton. Helped conceive, plan and execute
the Crafts Market, a group of connecting craft studios and shops with educational facilities and
an exhibition gallery. Continued making handbuilt stoneware tableware. Taught pottery classes
at the CraftsMarket. Created a series of larger sculptural vessels.

1973-1979: The Clay Art Center:, Port Chester, New York. Full time studio potter at urban group studio.
Experimental handbuilt sculptural vessels. Developed a porcelain inlay technique; explored
primitive firing as an aesthetic tool. Developed a line of handbuilt functional pottery.

1977-1978: Artist in Community Service with the Westchester Council on the Arts, White Plains, New York.

1974-1977: Instructor of pottery workshops in handbuilding at the Rye Art Center, Rye, New York

1972: B.F.A. in Sculpture, SUNY at New Paltz

Workshops taught: “Functional Pinch Pots” at IS183, Stockbridge, Massachusetts 2002
“By My Hands Alone” at the Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY 2002

Collections :

Jack Lenor Larsen
The Smithsonian Museum of American Art
Racine Art Museum, Racine, Wisconsin
Garth Clark
Leslie Ferrin
Norman Cohn
Mara Superior
Donald Clark

Work Published in:

Teapots Transformed Leslie Ferrin
Claywork Leon Nigrash
Hands in Clay (5th edition) Charlotte Speight & John Toki
The Spirit of Clay (2nd edition) Robert Peipenberg

Architectural Digest
New York Times Magazine
House Beautiful


“Atlanta Teapot Festival”The Seen Gallery, Decatur GA 2006
“Functional Ceramics” Wayne Center for the Arts, Wooster OH 2004
“Birds of Clay” Frog Hollow Craft Center, Vermont 2002
“Changes” Show of new work, P!nch, Northampton, Massachusetts 2001

“Karen Karnes and Friends” Vermont Clay Studio, Waterbury Center, Vermont, 1999, 2000, 2001

“Tempe Tea Party” Tempe Arts Center, Tempe, Arizona 1994
“The Teapot Through Time” Islip Art Museum, Islip, New York 1994
“Functional Tea” Bayfront Gallery, Pensacola, Florida 1997
“Teapots Transformed: The Studio Potters” P!nch, Northampton, Massachusetts 2001
Teapot Competition, JCC Fine Craft Festival, Beachwood, Ohio, 1997

“Celestial Seasonings:A Loose Interpretation” , The Gallery at Celestial Seasonings, Boulder Colorado 2000
SOFA Chicago, The Ferrin Gallery 1996
“Vessels That Pour”
“Keep the Cup Tea and Coffee Tasting” Vermont Clay Studio, Waterbury, Vermont. 2000
“Then and Now” Ferrin Gallery/Pinch Pottery, Northampton, Massachusetts 1993
“Twisted Tea” Twist, Portland, Oregon 1996
Teapot Competition, JCC Fine Craft Festival, Beachwood, Ohio 1997
“Tea Party” American Craft Museum, New York, 1993, 1993
“A Tea Party” The Ferrin Gallery/Pinch Pottery, Northampton, Massachusetts 1979-1993
“Tea Party” National Museum of Ceramic Art, Baltimore, Maryland 1993
Teapot Invitational, Craft Alliance, St. Louis, Missouri, 1993
Teapot Invitational, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, Louisiana 1992
“It Works” Universty of Maine Museum of Art, Orono,  Maine 1992
Old Church Cultural Center, Demerast, New Jersey, 1987, 88,91

And others as well as the juried fairs below:

Crafts at Lyndhurst, Tarrytown NY 2006
Spring Paradise City Arts Northampton MA 2003, 04, 05
Ohio Designer Craftsmen Winterfair, Columbus OH 2003, 05
Directions Augusta State Museum Craft Show, Augusta ME 02, 03, 05
Paradise East, Marlborough, Massachusetts,1999,00 Morristown Crafts Fair, New Jersey,1979,88,03,05
ACE Winter Market, Baltimore, Maryland 1986-89, 93-97 Guilford Crafts, Connecticut, 1981, 82
The Common Ground Fair, Windsor & Unity , Maine, 1990-95, 97-98 Directions, Bar Harbor, Maine 1994-98, 00-05
American Crafts at Lincoln Center, New York, 1990 Long’s Park Arts Festival, Lancaster, Penn. 1988
Crafts at the Castle, Boston Massachusetts, 1987, 1999
ACE Craft Fair at West Springfield, Massachusetts,1987,88,97,98
ACE Craft Fair at Rhinebeck, New York, 1975, 1980,1983

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