Elizabeth Barry Ceramics
Elizabeth Barry makes all her ceramic jewellery by hand in her studio in Bath; hand-throwing on the wheel, dip glazing and diamond polishing. Many pieces come to life at the design stage, when she explores the interplay of shape, space, materials and colour in order to create a functionally satisfying end result.
What matters most to Elizabeth most is the piece she is making at that moment. She invests time in each one, focusing on under-stated details that wait to be discovered by the hands that will hold them. All her pieces have a pleasing weight and tactile coolness that will absorb body heat when held and used. She intends that once a piece has been picked up, it’s hard to put down. Elizabeth embraces the Japanese view of wabi-sabi and aims for pieces to be unique, not uniform.