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Clay by Design

ephemeral and permanent

Clay by Design is the studio of Alexandra Barto, a ceramic artist who creates handmade vessels informed by the transient beauty of nature. Alexandra’s practice focuses on moon jar-inspired forms, loving them for their reference to the quiet earth-bound presence. She explores the dialogue between the ephemeral and permanent through material transformation and gestural mark making.

Made using black or white stoneware on the potter’s wheel, each piece is an exploration by Alexandra of colour, marks and texture. The dynamic process of layering glazes and coloured powder pigments she follows makes each vessel a one-off piece of tactile art, an evocation of nature that inspires her.

All work is created in Alexandra’s home studio just outside Farnham.

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