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Wellington Art Society February Meeting: Featuring Artist Barbara Powell

February 10, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Artist Barbara Powell

The Wellington Art Society will feature a demonstration by local artist Barbara Powell for their February 10, 2021 meeting.

The meeting and presentation will take place through the Wellington Art Society’s virtual Zoom link, which is distributed via e-mail to all members. A meet-and-greet will begin at 7 p.m., followed by the member spotlight and a brief meeting. The event will conclude with a demonstration by Barbara Powell of saggar-fired ceramics. The public is invited. RSVP by e-mail to presidentofwas@gmail.com.

Originally from Western Massachusetts, Barbara’s professional career focused on environmental protections. She is now centered on clay and enjoying the local south Florida art scene.

Barbara gets her inspiration from “nature and the ancient forces of water and time on the varied geology.” About her process she says, “I mostly wheel-throw my pottery and depending on the surface of the clay and firing methods, I can create either brilliant dimensions of color or subtle earthly palettes. I love working between these two extremes.” She muses that even after working in this medium for many years and developing an in-depth knowledge of the materials, “the final outcome will always remain largely unforeseen – as the fire itself has the final signature”.

Barbara is a previous director for the Wellington Art Society, Wellington, FL and Women in the Visual Arts, Boca Raton, FL. Currently, she is a member of the Ceramic League of the Palm Beaches, the Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta, and the Partners for Art and Design in Miami, FL.

In addition to working at her home studio, Barbara teaches wheel-throwing classes at the City of Palm Beach Gardens, Hand-Building classes at the Wycliffe Gold Resort in Wellington and workshops at the Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta, FL.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most of Barbara’s classes are temporarily on hold. However, she is offering several fun “Fire Friday” events at the Lighthouse ArtCenter. Most of the work is done in an open-air environment, since a kiln is used. For more information about “Fire Friday” and many more fun opportunities, please visit https://www.lighthousearts.org/select-fridays.html.

Enjoy her art on her website: http://www.powellceramicart.com; or follow her on Facebook @bpowellceramicart; or Instagram @bpowellceramicart. Barbara may be contacted directly by phone at (561) 685-7325 or email at powellceramicart@gmail.com.

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 40th year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art. For further information about the Wellington Art Society, please visit www.wellingtonartsociety.org.


February 10, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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