Glynis and David Barnes
Site 2, Box 24, RR 1
Okotoks, AB Canada T1S 1A1
(403) 968-1657


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Eversfield Ceramics

David Barnes: Ceramist / Potter and Sculptor

Join us this summer for Ceramic / Pottery Classes near Okotoks:

Class Outline
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Student Work Photo Gallery

Curriculum Vitae

1973-1974: Foundation Studies, Kent Institute of Art and Design
1974-1977: Ceramics/Pottery course, Kent Institute of Art and Design. Diploma in Ceramics.

October 1977: established Ceramics business in Higham, near Rochester, Kent, England. Mainly producing domestic ware and a few unique sculptural pieces.

At this time a lot of the domestic ware was marketed on a party plan basis. By 1984 there were 12 planners selling ware throughout the SE England.

1977: Exhibited at the Camden Arts Centre, London
1978: Exhibited at the Camden Arts Centre, London

1984: Moved Home and business to Summerfield, near Sandwich Kent. Pottery range expanded to include Garden ware, now employing 1-2 people.
Selling work through Shops, Galleries, Craft Fairs and Garden Shows.

1992: Exhibited at The Ideal Home Exhibition London. Introduced a range of water features for decks, patios and gardens.

1992: Increased the development and production of individual sculptural work and one off large pots. Exhibited at the Dover Museum. Now selling in galleries, commercial outlets, wholesale and retail sales and large garden festivals across the south of England. Kent County Show, Edenbridge and Oxted and Hampton Court.

1997: Exhibited Dover Museum.

1998: Exhibited Dover Museum.
Presented initial submissions for $40,000. Pfizer UK sculptural project in conjunction with The Public Arts Commission and Sustrans. Continuation of the development of personal work.

Part Time teaching 1976-1990 Gravesend, Rochester and Sittingbourne Adult Education Colleges. Kent Institute of Art and Design

1991: Started teaching general art and design, sculpture and ceramics at South Kent College Dover. Head of Ceramics 1996-1999 2.5 days per week.

1993: Obtained Certificate of Education University of London.

1998: Accepted as a member of the Craftsman Potters Association after an extensive selection process.
Demonstrated and exhibited at the South East Festival of Craftsmanship at Petworth House, West Sussex for 5 days.
Took part in La Braderie de l'Art. 24 hour no stop creation of artifacts made from recycled materials.

February 1999: Took part in the Losley Park Interiors Exhibition, Guildford Surrey. Four days.

March 1999: Exhibited in "The Awakening Exhibition" with the Surrey Guild of Craftsmen, at the Surrey Heath Museum.

October 1999: Commenced work on the Pfizer/ Public Arts Commision sculpture

2000: Moved to live in France, Asniers sur Blour between Limoges and Poitier

July 2000: Inauguration of the Pfizer sculpture in Ramsgate England

Novenber 2001: Opened new workshop in France

2002: Exhibitions, St- Germain-de- Confolens (Charent)
Abbaye de St-Amant-de Boixe (Charent)
La Maison des Arts, Angoulem (Charent)

2003: Exhibitions, Gallery Borelli (Hauts-de-Seine) Paris
Gallerie Carton Plume (Revel) Haute-Garonnne
Resturant La Greolee (Le Vigeant) Vienne.

2004: Exhibitions, Exhibition Festival d'Argile (Roumazieres) Charent.
Argent Festival de Ceramique (Argent) Coreze.
Gallerie Groupama (Niort) Deux Sevres.

2005: Exhibitions, Festival d'Argile (Roumazieres) Charente.
Gallerid du Musee ( Brux) Vienne
Mayors Villa (Roquettes) Garonne, Toulose, Won the exhibition ceramics
competition. One piece of work now on permanent display in the Museum.

January 2002: Started teaching from my work shop in France

July 2006: Moved to Canada

July 2013: Opened workshop at Naphtha South of Black Diamond Alberta.

Class Outline

Classes are running with a mixture of complete beginners and more experienced students. Approximately 6 students per class.

Beginners can expect to be taught basic techniques leading to more adventurous pieces, including making, glazing, decoration and firing.

The experienced student can expect a more objective view whilst being help towards more advance techniques and a greater esthetic understanding of his or her ongoing work.

Classes are available on:
Wed am 9:30 to 12:30
Wed pm 6:00 to 9:00
Sat am 9:30 to 12:30
Sat pm 2:00 to 5:00

Classes should be paid for in four week blocks at a cost of $35 per class total for the four weeks $140

Please bring with you a suitable apron or coveralls, a towel and any tools that you may already have. Clay will be provided and will be charged for after firing, by weight, size and type of clay.

As the development of my teaching workshop continues I would hope to run some weekend classes and specialist days.

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