"A former recipient of the Robert Smithson Sculpture Fellowship at the Brooklyn Museum Art School and founding head of Brooklyn Collaborative, a public secondary school, artist Alyce Barr’s current practice involves ceramic and mixed-media sculpture."
In Edible Brooklyn as part of the Brooklyn Clay Tour!
By Bridget Shirvell August 28, 2017
"Brooklyn Clay Tour will show-off that relationship with a mug sale at Greenpoint’s Manhattan Ave. Champion Coffee with Clay Space 1205, a Potters in Protest ice cream social at Van Leeuwen (location TBD) and even a Peruvian style pig roast with Gowanus’s Sunfish Bistro chef Miguel Aguilar and clay artist Alyce Barr.
Barr, who grew up in the Catskills uses elements of the places she’s been in her work—the colors of shale and lichens, textures of stone walls—giving her ceramics a look as if it came right out of the ground.
During Brooklyn Clay Tour she’ll be exhibiting white porcelain platters and bowls from under one-inch to more than 22-inches in diameter, as well as wood-fired sculpture and crocks.
She married into a big family that loves to cook while enjoying each other’s company and tries to convey the feeling generosity she finds in gatherings around food in her larger works.
“I came to love cooking with friends and family, or gathering people around a table of food I made for them,” Barr said. “Now I make the dinner and the dishes!”