Barbara Beyer

Possibilities by Barbara Beyer

Stoneware clay

This assemble of large ceramic vessel shapes respond to the miracle of St Richard, who dropped the chalice spilling the wine; picking up the fallen chalice all the wine was still in the cup. These vessel shapes will have undergone a process of forming and dropping/deforming indicated by the miracle story and echo the chalice in the German-Anglo Tapestry. They might bring to the surface a sense of loss and misadventure, but they will also evoke a sense that changed shapes are not lost shapes and that healing is a possibility.  Listen to the audio below to hear more from Barbara:Barbara Beyer’s sculptures show a great clarity in form and often resemble almost archetypical shapes, however imperfections and fragmentation, balance and tension evoke ambiguous feelings of sturdiness and vulnerability at the same time.

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