Barbara’s work draws inspiration from her childhood experience of African art and culture. She’s intrigued by the geometry in nature, especially when skewed or distorted. Her work is slab-built, using sections of patterned clay. After biscuit-firing she sands the pieces and then smoke-fires and waxes them. Her work is purely decorative and, as it is low-fired, it is not impermeable, so is not suitable for functional use. Barbara works to commission for private customers, designers and curators.