mbarratt

Display Name

Michelle Barratt

Date/Place of Birth

1974, Nottingham, England

Preferred Media / Type of Work

Ceramics

Artist's statement

The work that I have been doing recently has been developed from my two-dimensional pieces which were originally based on the idea of repeat pattern.
In the three-dimensional work, I start with a simple form and then look at what effect the shape, size and placement of the cuts has on each piece. I consider how the feeling of volume, the relationship between width and height, and also the contrast between soft and hard edges all play a part in the end result.

The glaze is also important in my work, as both the application and colour are used to enhance and intensify certain qualities in each piece.

Exhibitions

Mixed Exhibitions:
1994 Nottingham Society of Artists
1997 May Graduation Exhibition, Loughborough College of Art and Design
1997 July Peach's Gallery, Cropwell Bishop, Nottingham

Art Education

1993 - 1994 South Nottinghamshire College - BTEC National Diploma in Foundation Art & Design
1994 - 1997 Loughborough College of Art & Design - BA Hons. 3D Design Ceramics

Awards and Publications

1994 Ida Berry Sargent Trust, Nottingham Society of Artists, Award for work carried out during Foundation Course

Member for

6 years 10 months