Barbara Knutson

Barbara Knutson

I grew up on a Vermont Farm, feeling the freedom to indulge in fantasies evoked by the smell of a mossy spring...the sense of excitement and anticipation as winter changes into spring. I have put down my roots in the soil of my gardens and in the clay in my studio. I am working to join my physical environment and my spiritual sense of place into a lifestyle that joins purpose and livelihood.

I am committed to functional pottery. My pots are often vaguely suggestive of human attributes. My hand building techniques bring out the subtle sensuousness of soft clay as I push out the forms to enhance a gestural quality. My textures give the form a costume- dressed up in style with images from nature superimposed on dots and waves. The glaze I am using runs and pools into the recesses to enhance the textures.