London based sculptor Barbara has always been fascinated by the sculptural forms of animals, they present a never-ending source of inspiration to her.
She studied painting and drawing 1974-78 at Morley College of Art. Most of the techniques involved, with all the many various styles and uses of unusual media, Barbara has researched, problem solved and developed herself. She is now a much sort-after tutor, passing on her ideas and guidance to others, Barbara has taught textile sculpture workshops in Australia, France and the UK. She uses a wide variety of media from metals to textiles, the most important criteria being that they are, as far as possible, either ‘found’, discarded or recycled. This is not just for sound ecological reasons but also because she enjoys the challenge of transforming something with a past history into something new and exciting.
For London Design Festival 2016, Barbara’s work was included in The British Crafts Council Pavilion.