Friday, December 6, 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.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

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.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

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.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

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.

Friday, September 13, 2013


 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.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

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 ...

Tuesday, July 30, 2013


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".

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Art of the State Exhibition

"A Reversal of Fate" under glass...

...and being observed at the State Museum of PA through September

Sunday, June 9, 2013

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.

Friday, May 10, 2013

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.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

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....

137 N 2nd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Monday, April 22, 2013

"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.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

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

137 N 2nd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Sunday, April 7, 2013

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.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

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.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

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.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013


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.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Friday, February 22, 2013

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

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.