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Barbara Janet Ford Edit Profile

artist , Ceramist

Barbara Janet Ford, American artist, ceramist. Recipient Purchase award Ceramics Monthly magazine, 1982. Member Associated Artists Pittsburgh (president 1971-1972, 80-82), Craftsmen's Guild Pittsburgh (president 1970-1972), Society Art in Crafts (charter member National Crafts showroom).

Background

Ford, Barbara Janet was born on July 12, 1945 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Daughter of Charles Edward and Barbara Jane (White) Ford.

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting, Carnegie-Mellon University, 1967. Master of Fine Arts in Ceramics, Carnegie-Mellon University, 1972.

Career

Teacher Carnegie Institute Museum, Pittsburgh, 1967-1971, Chatham College, Pittsburgh, 1971-1974. Free-lance artist, ceramic designer, 1974-1989. Owner Brush Valley Pottery Studio, Boalsburg, 2001—2010.

Principal, owner Brush Valley Studio, 2001—2010. Participant ceramic symposium with Toshiko Takeazu, Indiana University Pennsylvania, 1976. Demonstrator statewide pre-college honors program Bucknell University, 1977.

Works

  • Other Work

    • One woman shows The Clay Place, Pittsburgh, 1984, Old Main Gallery, State College, Pennsylvania, 2003. Group shows include South Alleghenies Museum Art, Loretto, Pennsylvania, 1982, 94, North America Sculpture Exhibition, Golden, Colorado, 1983, International Academy Ceramics, Seattle, 1984, Egrets Finance Arts Gallery, Pasadena, California, 1984, Four Women Ceramic Artists Seton Hill College, Greensburg, Pennsylvania, 1986, Invitational Masks Contemporary Interpretations of an Ancient Ritual Form, Indiana University, Traveling Exhibition, 1986-1987, New York International Craft Show, 1987, Tea for 200 Teapot Invitational at Incorporated Gallery, New York City, 1987. Permanent collections include Clarion University, Sanford Gallery, Pennsylvania.

      Limited edition work of art Gourmet magazine, November 1977. Represented at: Washington St. Gallery, Cape May, New Jersey, 2008, Old Main Gallery State College, Pennsylvania, 2008, 10.

Membership

Member Associated Artists Pittsburgh (president 1971-1972, 80-82), Craftsmen's Guild Pittsburgh (president 1970-1972), Society Art in Crafts (charter member National Crafts showroom).

Connections

Married Howard Walton Cook, September 19, 1980.

father:
Charles Edward Ford

mother:
Barbara Jane (White) Ford

spouse:
Howard Walton Cook