Barb Sachs

Dundas, Ontario

Raku artist Barb Sachs is inspired by the natural forms of the animal world and the glazing effects produced by raku firing. She employs many hand-built techniques including folding and shaping thick sheets of rolled clay, in an origami-like method, to produce hollow sculptural forms. These forms lend themselves to the demands of raku firing that creates the crackled, aged quality to Barb’s pieces.

Barb’s signature polar bears have been presented by the Canadian government to various heads of state including Her Majesty the Queen and Nelson Mandela.