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Barbara Delicata

PotterMember Since 2017

I consider myself fortunate to have grown up in a school system that supported the arts. My introduction to clay started before high school. However, I learned to throw on the wheel at Newton High School way back in the 70's. I pursued ceramics at Philadelphia College of Art for a couple of years. After a long long time without art in my life, the opportunity to enroll in Pottery classes at Wesleyan Potters presented itself over a decade ago. As a student, I fell in love with clay all over again. As a member, I have unlimited access to pursue my craft. The teachers, staff, students and members at WP all inspire me. The thrill of creating objects with clay is without equal. After many life lessons, I finally realize that so long as I can satisfy the need within me to create with clay I am happy. It has been extremely satisfying to make functional pieces (such as mugs, bowls, pitchers, vases, etc.). I always strive to expand my ‘clay voice’, to improve and explore options. Functional or not, I firmly believe that my work should be affordable to all.

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