BARBARA CAMPBELL-ALLEN

Barbara Campbell-Allen is a ceramic artist working in the subtle world of long wood fired ceramics. Originally trained at the National Art School in Sydney and later at the Gippsland Centre for Design and Art, Barbara holds a Masters of Arts (Visual Arts). Her work for this degree began an exploration into a contemporary interpretation of the extraordinary, naturally generated glaze effects only found in traditional wood firing techniques. Barbara utilises paper-clay, a blend of paper fibre and clay, which enables the making of light, highly sculpted work. She combines this material with wood firing to produce work with unique form, texture and depth of surface. This work is often closely related to natural landforms as aesthetic environments, which form a source of stimulation and inspiration.

Barbara’s work is widely exhibited in both solo and group exhibitions, and is published in the leading ceramics journals of Australia and America. She combines a successful art practice with teaching at the highly regarded Workshop Arts Centre in Sydney and the curating of ceramic exhibitions, notably the ‘Out of Earth’ series.

Barbara was president of the Australian Ceramic Association for 2005and 2006 and at Clay Energy 2010 Barbara was awarded the Hamada Medal for Contribution to Ceramics.

CURRICULUM VITAE

Education

2000 Masters of Arts (Visual Arts), Gippsland Centre for Art and Design.
1994 Graduate Diploma of Arts (Visual Arts), Gippsland Centre for Art & Design, Monash University.
1981 Ceramic Certificate, East Sydney Technical College
1975 Bachelor of Arts, Macquarie University

Corporate Acquisitions / Awards

2010 Clay Energy Hamada Medal for Contribution to Ceramics, Clay Energy, Gulgong
1996 Australian Institute of Management Foyer, North Sydney
1994 QANTAS Golden Wing Lounge, Perth
1993 Rondor Music Foyer, St Leonards (NSW)