Rustic, natural and earthy. Barbara J Allen makes some terrific work. All her work is fired atmospherically. She is primarily a wood firer, but her methods include soda/salt. raku, smoke firing and alternative methods. The last image is an example of one of her basket kilns.
Barbara has had work in 2017, 2014 and 2011 Teabowl Nationals...all in order in her gallery.
Barney is a first time participant in Teabowl National. He is an artist from a nearby town, Sedalia, MO, home of Scott Joplin and ragtime.
Inspired by natural forms, he creates handbuilt work by pressing slabs into textured press molds