Glenn Barkley

ARTIST STATEMENT

My work sits at a juncture between ceramics history, horticulture and curating. It is based on organic plant forms but seen through the lens of ceramics history - it has distinct conceptual and formal relationships with English and European porcelain; folk art traditions and studio pottery of the 20th century.

Many of these traditions had observation of the natural world incorporated in their making – the language of ceramics has a visual parallel in the garden – the pod, the leaf, the stem, the seed, the flower, the branch, the root – are a lingua franca depicted, or mirrored, within a broad ceramics history.

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Glenn Barkley, experimental bed, experimental bed, 2016, earthenware, various dimensions, 17707 

experimental bed, 2016
earthenware
various dimensions
17707

Selected Stock

Glenn Barkley
youcantspendyourwholelifemakingpots pot, 2015/2016
earthenware
48 x 29cm irreg.
17704

Glenn Barkley
Melbourne word bowl, 2016
earthenware
25.5 x 24.5 x 14cm irreg.
17706

Glenn Barkley
Love in the ruins melancholic bowl, 2016
earthenware
10 x 15cm irreg.
18303

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