Barbara Satterfield Studio, LLC

Barbara Satterfield

I am a hand-builder, and I incorporate my interests and experiences in whatever I construct.

As a clay artist, my process honors craft traditions. However, it is driven by fine art considerations: my ideas are most important and I create forms that I hope will inspire contemplation, conversation, and discussion.

The Found Object Series combines my life-long fascination with objects found in nature with my professional interest in museum exhibitions. These are coil-built earthenware forms that feature either natural objects from my personal collection, or casts of those objects. The work in this series is finished with original borosilicate glazes.

My On Being Observed Series of figurative sculpture inspired the And then, I: Monuments to Pivotal Moments series. Both feature forms that represent a turning point in time. The sculptures are snapshots of interaction and response, or portraits of realization, that are evocative of human memory and experience. These are hand-built earthenware constructions finished with paint, washes, and wax.

As a designer, my custom interior production reflects my love of gathering, observing, and creating objects with nature-based themes. Hand-made tiles and specialty constructions are a collaboration between my love of the outdoors with the customer's interests. Custom options and pricing are available upon request.