Barbara Albert Pottery
I have been making stoneware in my home studio in Batesville, Virginia, for the past 25 years. During this time I have received a great deal of appreciation from my neighbors allowing me to follow my own sense of beauty and utility.
My stoneware is meant to be used at the table and in the garden and living room. All pieces are thrown by hand on the potter’s wheel. The clay is white; the glaze is a matte in white or blue. I paint onto the surface with mineral oxides achieving little paintings of flowers and fish. For my lamps I provide the best solid brass fittings I can buy and silk shades. The firing of the clay is done in a large gas kiln to the high temperature of 2300 degrees F. The designs are ever changing. I am happy to do custom work and to fill orders to the individual for any special occasion.
I have studied at Piedmont Community College and the University of Virginia. When possible I attend workshops to understand new ways of working. I am also a painter in oils. The inspiration I find in nature informs both my pottery and canvases.
Being a member of C’ville Arts Co-operative has remained a source of comfort and joy for the last dozen years. We provide to our community a wide range of beautiful products at prices we set ourselves and strive to keep as low as possible. Our Gallery is a delight to visit if you find yourself in Charlottesville. Please come in and meet whichever artist is on duty.
You can reach me at 434-823-5286 or