Barbara Heard Ceramics
The dramatic slick rock landscapes and indigenous pottery of the Southwest are evoked in Barbara Heard’s artistic ceramic creations. Using bold sculptural forms, textures, striking colors, and natural materials, she captures the desert environment in her work. The materials and designs of the pottery are steeped in the ceramic traditions of the Southwest. Her mastery of the pit-fire and Raku processes creates art objects with a natural quality and atmospheric feeling.
- Running Horse Box
A running "paint" horse animates the lid of this small two piece ceramic box with stair step edge. The red glaze is fired using the Raku process to promote the smoky matte finish. Colorful Egyptian paste beads provide bright contrast.
8" Height x 6" Width
- Red Crackle Box with Stick Handle
The bright red crackle glaze is mellowed by the smoky overtones resulting from the raku process. Accents include the weathered stick handle and Egyptian paste beads.
12" Height x 10" Width
- Pit Fire Box with Copper Spiral
The eye-catching copper snake spiral integrates with the earthy colors created in the pit-fire process on this lidded box form. This two piece sculptural box includes beads and a hand cut stair shape opening.
14" Height x 9" Width