Welcome


My website is designed to give you all the information you need about my work.

You can telephone or email to select items or to discuss personal commissions. Here you will also find dates and venues for forthcoming shows and exhibitions for the year ahead (see Events section).

My work is colourfully intense, hand painted ceramics produced in my own Norfolk home and workshop (albeit a converted cowshed!) surrounded by gardens, family, chickens and dogs...and yes, I am lucky!

Maybe you have already seen or bought my work, (which is limited in supply and rarely sells outside of Norfolk) but my colours and designs are always changing and hopefully you will find something here for you.

 

 See my latest work on Instagram

 

EVENTS AND EXHIBITIONS FOR 2018

Sunday April 15th. 1.00pm -4.00pm
National Gardens scheme. Open garden event at Alswick Hall, Hare Street Road, Buntingford, Hertfordshire. SG9 0AA.

Saturday June 9th. 10 - 4.00pm.
Old Vicarage Garden Event. East Ruston Old vicarage East Ruston,  NR12 9HN

Saturday 17th June. 1.00pm -4.00pm.
Elsing Hall National Open Garden scheme, Elsing Hall, Norfolk. NR20 3DX

Wednesday 20th June till 26th June. 10 - 5.00pm.
30 Bridge Street, Framlingham. IP13 9AH

Wednesday 25th July. 9 - 5.00pm.
Sandringham Flower show. In the Craft marquee

Wednesday 27th-Thursday 28th.
Norfolk Show. In the buy local Norfolk marquee

Saturday 18th August. Time tbc.
Burnham Market craft fair.

Thursday 30th August till Wednesday 5th September. 10 - 6.00pm.
The Aldeburgh gallery. 143 High Street Aldeburgh.

Thursday 8th November till 14th November. 10 - 5.00pm.
Quay gallery. Snape Malting.

Wednesday 5th December till 8th December. 10 - 5.00pm.
Forum outside Jarrolds in Norwich

Wednesday 19th Dec till 24th December. 10 - 5.00pm.
30 Bridge Street, Framlingham. IP13 9AH.

Prices vary depending on the item and complexity of the artwork involved, but as a rough guide prices start at £14 up to £140 for larger commissioned items (excluding tile panels.)

Take a look at the GALLERY section for ideas.
In addition, I usually have a good selection of work in my studio which you are welcome to visit by appointment.
Alternatively, you may also wish to visit one of the Events listed in this section above.
Finally, there is a commission fee for bespoke items starting at £5 up to 10% of the normal price.

I undertake many individual design commissions. This may be a specific design, pattern or colour added to an item of your choice.

For example, as a gift you may request a few words, dates, names, etc on the base or rim of a plate, jug, teapot or other item of your choice to commemorate an anniversary, birthday or other special occasion.
I also design tile panels of all sizes and dimensions and have completed several for offices and restaurants as well as private homes.
Most typically, these are for bathrooms and kitchens and are especially popular for those who require a specific backdrop for kitchen ranges and Agas.
(As with all commissions, if you have a specific request please telephone or email in the first instance for an initial consultation, without obligation.)

Inspiration for my hand painted ceramics

I have studied art at college and University and have an art related degree and MA. But what's more important for me is that as a child I used to paint with my granny every weekend.
She was a really talented artist. She took me to all sorts of country and coastal retreats with a flask of tea and marmite sandwiches.
I now seem to see the world in terms of colour, texture, pattern and design; I'm always stockpiling ideas and never seem to catch up with the work of putting them together. I love to vary the colour tones, often by mistake and just see if I'm pleased with the outcome.

I do find birds, fish, flowers, animals and chickens particularly fascinating subjects. We have about 20 bantams roaming the garden; they're moody and broody and sometimes provide us with eggs. Their plumage and colour variations are fascinating and complex; I can often stare at them for ages when I should be working.

I also love my garden, though sometimes it gets neglected. I collect plants and stuff them into borders without much thought attached. I rarely know the names of them but usually it works out somehow and here again the colours and shapes feature in lots of my work. It is particularly nice to sit and work in the garden along with the sounds and the scents of a summer's day (when we get one!); oh and the odd glass of wine.

I have a little dog called Rosie and a wonderful new puppy, Margo and together they distract me as much as the chickens.
I basically love colour and nature is the finest source of that.

Gallery


The gallery of hand painted ceramics is extensive. Vibrant colours and varying designs show that there's something for everyone. If you need something specific please Contact Katherine.
To See the our very latest designs, visit our Instagram Page

Traditional Jugs

Available in a variety of Colours and Designs

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Tea Pot

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Pasta Bowls

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Jug Set

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Expresso, Baby and Daddy Mugs

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Burlesque Jug

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Rimmed Platter

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Rimmed Pasta Bowls

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Fluted Vase

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Tea Pot

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Mixing Bowl

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Peasantware

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Farmhouse Jug

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Butter Dish

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20 inch Platter

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Stein Jug

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Jug Set

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Tea Pot

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Butter Dish

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20 inch Platter

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Tea Pot

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Peasantware

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Little Creamer Jugs

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Butter Dish, Rice Bowls and New Milk Jug

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Traditional Jug

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Tall Jug and Butter Dish

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Tea Pot

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Jug Set

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Butter Dish

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Baby Cups, Teapot and Butter Dish

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Peasantware

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Rimmed Paster Bowl

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COMMISSIONS


I undertake many individual design commissions. This may be a specific design, pattern or colour added to a particular item

Commission Plate

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Commission Plate

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Commission Plate

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Commission

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Commission

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Commission Plate

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Commission Plate

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Commission Plate

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Contact Us


Telephone: 01362 638589

 

Email: katherineb@greenbee.net

 

Visits to the Studio can be arranged, but strictly by appointment only!

Katherine Barney Ceramic Artist Norfolk. Mill Farm Annex, Rectory Road, Elsing, near Dereham, Norfolk NR20 3EQ.