Showing posts from 2013

Ornaments at The Clay Studio

"Silver Rudolph"
Several sets of "Golden Legs"
"Eight Little Owls"
I'm very happy to have 5 pieces in The Clay Studio's "Juried Show of Ornaments".  The show runs through January 1st 2014.  The Clay Studio is located at 137-139 North Second Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Art in Sixes

Puck, Puck's Friend, Deer Babies and Red Nose
I will have 4 pieces in the annual "Art in Sixes" show at the Alliance Gallery in Narrowsburg, NY. 
In it's ninth year, “Art in Sixes” features artwork no larger than six inches in any direction and includes 301 works in a wide range of mediums including painting, drawing, sculpture, fiber, ceramics, and photography from artists in Sullivan County and the upper Delaware River region. Art makes a great gift! The show runs from November 23rd though December 22nd.

Holiday Show, Forge Gallery

A couple of kitties on the wall
Some of my critters hanging around at the Forge Gallery Holiday Show in Milford, PA. Now through January 2nd.

Happy Halloween!

Pumpkins by my students Carol and Denise, spooky and sweet
Hope you are having a wonderful Halloween. There are spaces available in my Fall ceramics classes. Admission is always open, check out my website for more info.


Earl of Bergamot, ceramic and casein, 14.5 x 6 x 5.5

Sanctuary, ceramic and casein, 11 x 14 x 13
The Earl of Bergamot and Sanctuary will be included in the The Forge Gallery's group show "21". Along with the 19 other talented artists, Peter will have 2 paintings, White Pine, End of Winter and Twins, Red Carpet. The opening reception is September 14th from 6-8. I hope you can join us.

Clay Class!

"This is better than yoga!"
Come and play with clay! My fall clay classes start September 10th. Learn to make hand built pottery and sculpture using various techniques such as: pinch, coil and slab construction. This class is for adults and teens with an interest in working with clay, open to all levels, no experience necessary. Classes are 6 weeks long and offered at 3 different times. Hope you can join me. To learn more, visit ...


Hey! That's me.
Metals artist Wendy Edsall-Kerwin has been interviewing artists from the the Art of the State exhibition and I am happy to be one of them. Thanks Wendy! Here is the link to my interview, "Artist Interview: Barbara Fiore".

Art of the State Exhibition

"A Reversal of Fate" under glass...
...and being observed at the State Museum of PA through September
Finalst: A Reversal of Fate (Interchangeable finger puppet heads) Approx. 8 x 8 x9 inches with base Hand-built terra cotta, casein, birch and fern
I am very happy to be a finalist in the 46th annual "Art of the State" exhibition at the State Museum of Pennsylvania. The show runs from June 23rd through September 8th and includes 137 works selected from 1,933 entries. Images of the finalists are available on Flickr.

Fat Orrick, Lord of the Oaks


I spy...

...something green and looking back at me
Paul asked me to make him a brush holder and here he is sitting on Paul's palette working hard, holding brushes.

Small Favors VIII Opening

My Molly and Melvin finger puppets
and Jasper and Cora too
Show description at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia
Looking in at a steady crowd at The Clay Studio
We went to the "Small Favors VIII" opening at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia. I was very happy to have 2 sets of finger puppets included in this "tiny" show. The show runs through June 2nd and all pieces can be purchased online at this link....
Or in person at....
The Clay Studio 137 N 2nd St. Philadelphia, PA 19106

"Vivian" Finished


"Vivian" Fired

Through the peep hole of the kiln -- safe journey Vivian!

"Vivian" in Progress

I have been commissioned to make a piece about a woman and her love of quilting by her husband. After many sketches and a few false starts, I am finally getting some where. Creating, whether a quilt or sculpture, is mostly a quiet and contemplative process but when completed, there's a feeling of elation and pride.

Small Favors VIII

Jasper and Cora
Molly and Melvin
Two sets of my finger puppets will be included in the upcoming show "Small Favors" at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia. Yay!
Small Favors VIII, Invitational and Juried Show May 3rd - June 2nd, 2013 Reception: Friday, May 3rd, 5-9 pm
The Clay Studio 137 N 2nd St. Philadelphia, PA 19106

Art Essex Gallery Opening

Me with Art Essex Gallery owner Rob Sommo
Posing with "Honey"
and with "Henry the Sublime"
and with Paul Fiore
Yesterday was the opening reception for "Three Painters with Sculptures by Barbara Fiore" at Art Essex Gallery in Essex, CT. Thanks to Rob, George and Katie for a fun afternoon. The show runs through April 28th.

Maddie and Max

Standing still for their official portrait

Maddie and Max will be at Art Essex Gallery in Essex, CT. The show runs from April 3rd through April 28th. The opening reception is Saturday April 6th from 4 to 7 pm.

Oh Henry...

Henry the Sublime, Hand-built terracotta, casein, 17 inches tall are sublime! If I do say so myself. Here are some links to Henry in progress; In the Kiln, Contented Bear and a Bevy of Bears.  
Henry the Sublime will be at Art Essex Gallery in Essex, CT. The show runs from April 3rd through April 28th. The opening reception is Saturday April 6th from 4 to 7 pm.


Meet "Seaside Bertie"
I've been finishing up a lot of work for my upcoming show at Art Essex Gallery in Essex, CT. The show is with three painters, James Coe, Steve Kennedy and Dadvid Mesite and runs from April 3rd through April 28th. The opening reception is Saturday April 6th from 4 to 7 pm. This is "Seaside Bertie". Standing at 21 inches tall without her base, she is hand-built terracotta, painted with casein.

In Progress

hmmmmm... who are you

Water Bird

Hello again

Water Bird


More Bear

Dreaming of Doughnuts


A couple of bears fired, painted and waiting for a base

In the Kiln

One contented bear

River View

The Delaware River and Port Jervis, NY from my studio window

Finger Puppets

A few of many in the works

Bevy of Student Bowls

Each one a beauty

Ceramics Class

Students working and laughing and laughing and working
Pinch pots and finger puppets, still warm and fresh from the kiln
My first 6 week ceramic class is more than half over and has been going well. Everybody has been learning a lot and we are all are having a great time too. I've posted the next classes on my website and they are filling up quickly. Tuesday mornings class is already full. Monday evening, starting on February 25th still has space. I hope you will join us! For more information, visit or send me an email.

Wall Pieces

Little Doxies in progress