Glenn Barkley

ARTIST STATEMENT

My work sits at a juncture between ceramics history, horticulture and curating. It is based on organic plant forms but seen through the lens of ceramics history - it has distinct conceptual and formal relationships with English and European porcelain; folk art traditions and studio pottery of the 20th century.

Many of these traditions had observation of the natural world incorporated in their making – the language of ceramics has a visual parallel in the garden – the pod, the leaf, the stem, the seed, the flower, the branch, the root – are a lingua franca depicted, or mirrored, within a broad ceramics history.

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Garden Garniture 

Garden garniture, 2016
earthenware
various dimensions
19933

Selected Stock

Glenn Barkley
ourvegetablelove plaque, 2015/2016
earthenware
26.5cm diameter (irreg.)
17703

Glenn Barkley
Melbourne word bowl, 2016
earthenware
25.5 x 24.5 x 14cm irreg.
17706

Glenn Barkley
Love in the ruins melancholic bowl, 2016
earthenware
10 x 15cm irreg.
18303

Glenn Barkley
themorningcantcomesoonenough (butitsalrightimalrightimalright), 2016
earthernware
100 x 100cm
17910

Glenn Barkley
I showed my heart to the doctor, 2017
earthenware
20.5 x 25.5 x 11.5cm
20215

Glenn Barkley
promiseofaman & sipping cup, 2017
earthenware
9.5 x 14 x 9.5cm
19911

Glenn Barkley
Garden garniture, 2017
earthenware
Set of 5 pots. from left to right: 61 x 26 x 27cm, 71 x 29 x 28cm, 75 x 45 x 47cm, 70 x 24 x 24cm, 63 x 27 x 25cm
19933

Glenn Barkley
hereweenacttheopeningoftheworld (4 P.P.) & wecanclimbandsitonmemory (4 P.P.), 2017
earthenware
37 x 10 x 11cm each
19634

Glenn Barkley
Hovel pot, 2017
collage and synthetic polymer paint on paper
26 x 30cm
19652

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