About Barb

 

 

I studied with a gifted young teacher in the 70’s.

Dennis Staats was my mentor during my high school years. He took me under his wing as an independent study student. He  taught me how to mix clay and glazes. I learned how to construct and consider a pot. The foot, lip, and belly, the inside and outside spaces: how does a cup feel when you touch it and bring it to your lips? Dennis had me ask questions, and he taught me that clay can be an instrument for expressing ideas and emotions.

Clay=Poetry. Clay=Life. I found my material!

Barb Campbell has been a studio potter for over 25 years. She teaches and leads workshops throughout the Northwest and co-teaches on-going workshops in Mexico with her husband and collaborator Javier Cervantes. Her work has appeared in Ceramics Monthly and Clay Times magazines. She has exhibited in Mexico, Japan and across the US.

Barb was a Visiting Artist in Residence at Juniata College, Huntington, Pennsylvania and in Oaxaca and the Yucatan, Mexico. She is an active participant in the thriving woodfire communities of the Pacific Northwest.

Her pottery is expressive and functional, meant to enhance everyday life.