Barbara Gittings

Barbara Gittings’s combination of the ancient techniques of Nerikomi and smoke-firing, alongside her unusual modern shapes, places her work in a unique position within the field of Nerikomi ceramics. Japanese Nerikomi often features very regular geometric repetition, whereas Barbara’s work embraces abstraction and asymmetry while still referencing the geometric.

Barbara’s Porcelain “Vessels” are quiet, contemplative and sensual. Fascinated by the geometry in nature, especially as growth and random chaotic forces skew and distort the initial perfect symmetry, she is constantly exploring these balances between symmetry and asymmetry, perfection and imperfection in her work.