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About Mary Barringer

Mary Barringer received a BA in art from Bennington College, apprenticed with Michael Frimkess, and has been a studio artist since 1973, making both sculpture and functional pottery. Her work has been exhibited internationally, and she has taught widely at universities, art schools, and craft centers and including Ohio University, Hartford Art School, and Anderson Ranch. In addition to her studio work she has written and lectured on the history of ceramics, and from 2004 until 2014 she served as editor of The Studio Potter journal. She lives and works in western Massachusetts.

Artist Statement

Pots enmesh me in time. Clay’s nature and transformation cannot be sidestepped, compressed, or digitized, and so I must give my work the time it requires. This demand in turn imposes upon me a sense of time that I require – one that I hope is held in the pots as they make their way out into the world and into other hands.


Instagram: @marybarringerstudio

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