Who are you and what do you do?
Hello my name is Barbara Chadwick and I am a potter, I mostly make hand made.
Tell us all about what you do? Materials? Processes?
I make Birds in different clays, a rough clay and porcelain to give different effects
The rough or grogged clay I use to make birds which I will Raku in the garden and involves moving the birds from a very hot kiln into sawdust in a dustbin. I also make birds in porcelain clay which I carve into and add colour then glaze and high fire.
I also hand make porcelain globes in three different colours and different sizes.
What 5 words best describe your work
Tactile, colourful, affordable and different
Do you have any design/art heroes?
John Maltby and Lucie Rie
Describe in 10 words a typical day in your studio
Wedge clay, make forms , join forms refine shapes into birds.
Are you working on anything unusual at the moment?
Nothing at present.
What will you be selling at the Artist Takeover ?
Birds with different types of glazing techniques on drift wood and Porcelain Globes
Tell us something we don’t know
When I was younger (a lot) I was Isle of Wight Backstroke Champion