Barbara Walch

born Niagara Falls, NY 1950
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Courtesy Barbara Walch.
Niagara Falls, New York, United States
Active in
  • Thorndike, Maine, United States
  • American

Barbara Walch received her bachelor of fine arts degree in sculpture in 1972 from the State University of New York, New Paltz, and has been creating hand-built pottery ever since. She uses a style called “pinch” pottery, in which she begins with a block of clay and pinches the clay into its form with her fingertips. No two pots are the same, and Walch leaves the exteriors of her work unglazed, coating the insides of her pieces with colors that recall elements from nature.