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Barry has been making pots at his shop near Dallas, North Carolina since 1973. He digs and enhances a local clay. He also uses minerals and other materials found in Gaston and Lincoln counties for glazes and slips. His production includes wheel thrown pots such as coffee cups, large mugs, casseroles, bowls, teapots, vases, plates, platters, vases, & trays. All pots are single fired in a 74 cubic foot sprung arch kiln fueled with # 2 diesel oil. Above cone 5 he adds wood and salt.
As a student at Gaston College he met Michael Cardew who probably has most greatly influenced his approach to clay. Mr. Cardew at Gaston presented Ladi Kwali who made a pot in the African tradition by walking around her work.
He worked with Jack Sexton and Grace Carr at JS Pottery.
Ben Davison encouraged Barry to salt fire and designed his salt kiln.
“Nature creates beauty all around us fresh daily. I aspire to capture some of that beauty and freshness in my pots.” - Barry
Barry is featured the month of November in ElectricIties 2016 calendar. This calendar features artist/crafts people from 66 small North Carolina towns. An article about Barry's pottery was published in the June 2016 issue of Gaston Alive magazine.
Website: Lockman Pottery.com
Purchase Barry’s pottery:
Gaston County Museum of Art and History, Dallas, N C.
Hickory Museum of Art, Hickory, N C
Kings Mountain Art Center (Southern Arts Society), Kings Mountain, N C
Parker Jewelry and Art Gallery
Southern Charm Winery Lincolnton, N C
Pottery Demo Workshop
Barry will be making pottery at the Southern Arts Society pottery studio on Monday, March 19 from 10 am til 4+ pm. The public is invited to visit, watch and talk with Barry as he throws pots. ( He will let you try to make a pot also.) SASI Art Center, 301 N.. Piedmont, Kings Mountain, NC, 704-739-5585. Barry digs his clay and uses local materials in his slips and glazes. He fires his kiln with #2 oil plus wood, then adding salt to glaze and to seal the pots.
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