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Barb Crosbie - Earth in Art

Barb is a potter, a mess maker, teacher, a biologist and a steward of the earth; Earth in Art embodies these attributes. Her art incorporates elements from her natural surroundings and the people who have influenced her.  The result is designs and forms that are dynamic always changing as her setting, experience and skills migrate, evolve and bloom.  Barb strives to connect with people through her intention to design the clay into forms that reflect a part of her story.  Fish, canoes, mugs, these all speak to her time as a field biologist on the water in a canoe with a steaming mug of hot coffee gliding through the water as fish silently and secretly swim underneath.  As a practical person and one who tries to find daily purpose, Barb feels that functional art generates a piece that has dual purpose, beauty and a use in your home, her peace.  This pottery is functional, kitchen friendly and food safe.