My pottery is made by my hands alone, using few hand tools. I work without the wheel for the tactile experience and the shapes that come from the clay's response to my hands. I use the pinch method, supplemented by coil and slab techniques.
My work is meant to stimulate the imagination and sense of fantasy while giving a sense of connection to nature. It reflects the textures and colors of sand and stone, the colors of earth and sky, and the forms of leaves, gourds, shells and seed pods. This work does not represent specific objects in nature, but reminds us of the natural world, which nurtures and supports us.
High fired stoneware, this pottery is meant to be used. It is dishwasher safe, microwave and oven use are not recommended. Teapots should be pre-heated with hot water before boiling water is poured in to brew tea.
Barbara Walch Pottery
33 Knox Station Rd.
Thorndike, ME 04986