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BARRINGER, MARY
BARRINGER, MARY
MASSACHUSETTS
Pots enmesh me in time. Clay’s nature and transformation cannot be sidestepped, compressed, or digitized, and so I must give the work the time it requires. This demand in turn imposes a sense of time that I require - one that I hope is held in the pots as they make their way into other hands.

EDUCATION
1972
Bennington College, Bennington, VT. B.A., Art.
1968-1969
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY. Studied sculpture.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
1973-present
Studio artist
2003-present
Editor, Studio Potter journal

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
ONE AND TWO-PERSON SHOWS
2007
Signature Shop and Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2006
AKAR Art and Design, Iowa City, IA
2004
AKAR Art and Design, Iowa City, IA
Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY
2003
Lacoste Gallery, Concord, MA
2002
Snyderman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2000
Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD
1999
Fresh Pond Clay Works, Cambridge, MA
1998
Hammond Gallery, Fitchburg State College, Fitchburg, MA
1997
Paesaggio Gallery, West Hartford, CT
1996
Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, MI
1995
Lill Street Gallery, Chicago, IL
Paesaggio Gallery, West Hartford, CT
1994
Worth Gallery, Taos, NM
The Clay Place, Pittsburgh, PA
1993
The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
Paesaggio Gallery, West Hartford, CT
1992
Frick Gallery, Belfast, ME
1991
Bachelier-Cardonsky Gallery, Kent, CT
1990
Connecticut Gallery, Marlborough, CT
The Clay Place, Pittsburgh, PA
1989
A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY
The Clay Place, Pittsburgh, PA
1988
M.S. Gallery, Hartford, CT
Erector Square Gallery, New Haven, CT
1986
New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT
1984
M.S. Gallery, Hartford, CT
1980
Widener Gallery, Trinity College, Hartford, CT
1979
Farmington Valley Arts Center, Avon, CT

JURIED & GROUP SHOWS *Indicates Catalogue
2006
Style and Function: National Ceramics Invitational, Blue Spiral Gallery, Asheville, NC
2005
Surface Matters, Emporia State University, Emporia, KS
Minimal, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
2004
Contemporary Ceramics from New England, Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH
The Nature of Craft, Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC
2003
Twenty-first Century Ceramics, CCAD, Columbus, OH
2002
Intent: Work from Electric-Fired Kilns, Worcester Craft Center, Worcester, MA (curator)
2001
Blind Collaboration, PABA Gallery, New Haven, CT
*Taking Measure: American Ceramic Art, World Ceramic Expo, Korea
2000
Focus on Function, Nash Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
*A Glimpse of the Invisible, Arvada Center, Arvada, CO
Sublime Servers, traveling show, curated by Gail Brown
1999
*Abstract Craft, Southwest Center for Art and Craft, San Antonio, TX
*National Ceramic Competition, Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts, Florence, AL
1998
Strictly Functional, Market House Craft Center, Ephrata, PA
Functional Ceramics Invitational, John Elder Gallery, New York, NY
1997
*Fletcher Challenge, Auckland Museum, Auckland, NZ
*Sculptural Ceramics in New England, Boston Athenaeum, Boston, MA
1995
Clay Invitational, CPCC, Charlotte, NC
1993
Contemporary Clay, Usdan Gallery, Bennington College, Bennington, VT
The Domestic Object, Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA (traveling)
1992
*Containers Revisited, NCECA Clay National, Philadelphia, PA
Nine Massachusetts Potters, Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA
Artists on their Own, Greenwich House Pottery, New York, NY
1992-1995
*Built, Thrown, and Touched, Traveling National Show
1991
Personal Mythologies, Westfield State College, Westfield, MA
*Common Ground, Sawtooth Center for Visual Arts, Winston-Salem, NC
1990
New Work, Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, MI
13th Anniversary Show, Contemporary Porcelain, New York, NY
1989
Small Works, Artists Foundation, Boston, MA
Surface and Substance, Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA
Wyoming Clay Show, Nicolaysen Museum, Casper, WY
1987
The Eclectic Vessel, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
1986
*Art of the Northeast, Silvermine Gallery, New Canaan, CT
1981
National Crafts Exhibition, Currier Gallery, Manchester, NH
1980
National Paper and Clay Exhibition, Memphis, TN
1975
Women in Clay, Women’s Interart Center, New York, NY

TEACHING
1997
University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT: Visiting Lecturer
1996
Ohio University, Athens, OH: Visiting Lecturer
1995
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: Visiting Artist
Harvard Ceramics Studio: Lecturer in Ceramic History
1993-1994
Ohio State University: Visiting Lecturer
1982-1988
Greater Hartford Community College: Lecturer in ceramics
Haystack Mountain School of Craft, Deer Isle, ME
Southwest School of Art and Craft, San Antonio, TX
Guilford Handcraft Center, Guilford, CT
Appalachian Center for Crafts, Smithville, TN
James Renwick Alliance, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Greenwich House Pottery, New York, NY
92 St. Y, New York, NY
Peters Valley Craft Center, Layton, NJ
Penland School for Crafts, Penland, NC
Arrowmont School of Art and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM
Touchstone Center for Crafts, Uniontown, PA
Old Church Cultural Center, Demarest, NJ
Wesleyan Potters, Middletown, CT
Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT
Farmington Valley Arts Center, Avon, CT
Park Street Potters, Hartford, CT.

VISITING ARTIST
2001
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
1999
University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA
1998
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
1993
University of Akron, Akron, OH
1992
Portland School of Art, Portland, ME
1990
Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts, North Edgecomb, ME
UMass Dartmouth, New Bedford, MA
1989
UMass Dartmouth, New Bedford, MA
1988
Juniata College, Huntingdon, PA
Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts, North Edgecomb, ME
1986
Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Juniata College, Huntingdon, PA
1983
Artpark, Lewiston, NY
1979-1983
Hartford Public Schools, Hartford, CT
1980
Trinity College, Hartford, CT
1979
Hartford Conservatory, Hartford, CT
1978
Hartford Conservatory, Hartford, CT

AWARDS AND COLLECTIONS
Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN
New England Foundation for the Arts: Artist’s fellowship
C.R. Gibson Award Art of the Northeast, Silvermine Gallery, New Canaan, CT
Connecticut Commission on the Arts: Individual artist’s grant
Bank of Boston, Boston, MA
Ceramics Collection, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT
Permanent Collection, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA
Private Collections in Connecticut, Minnesota, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, North Carolina

PUBLICATIONS
2003
The Penland Book of Ceramics, Lark Books
2002
The Ceramic Surface, Matthias Ostermann, A&C Black
1995
The Spirit of Clay, Robert Piepenburg, Pebble Press
1993
Electric Kiln Ceramics, Richard Zakin, Chilton
1990
Ceramics: Mastering the Craft, Richard Zakin, Chilton

WRITINGS
2005
The Social Life of Pouring Pots, catalogue essay, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN
2001
Creating, catalogue essay, Northern Clay Center Tenth Anniversary Exhibition
2000
North American Legacies by life in general, catalogue essay, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art
1999
Working Spaces, Studio Potter, Volume 28, #1