Shelburne Falls, MA
Mary Barringer received a BA in art from Bennington College, apprenticed with Michael Frimkess, and has been a studio artist since 1973, making both sculpture and functional pottery. Her work has been exhibited internationally, and she has taught widely at universities, art schools, and craft centers and including Ohio University, Hartford Art School, and Anderson Ranch. In addition to her studio work she has written and lectured on the history of ceramics, and from 2004 until 2014 she served as editor of The Studio Potter journal. She lives and works in western Massachusetts.
Handmade cups are a kind of lagniappe, adding intimacy and pleasure to an everyday activity. They fly beneath the radar of our conscious minds, whispering into our hands and mouths.