Every year I host a gala Garden Party and Open Studio.

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My garden is lush, shady and will be ready for you to visit and relax with iced drinks and homemade cookies!
I spend the year in the studio working on new ideas and techniques and will have lots of new porcelain creations for you to enjoy. (Remember, this is the one time this summer that I will display my work.) My work is also on and at Artful Home.
I would be delighted if you bring friends, as I am careful to create a pressure-free event that really is a party in a festive atmosphere.
211 Nunda Blvd., Rochester, NY (Click on the address for a map)
If you need to call me, my number is here.


Where to Buy My Work

Gallery Store at the Memorial Art Gallery
500 University Ave.
Rochester, NY 14607


Artful Home online store

CarolBarclay at


I  have been a studio potter since 1981, when I entered an outdoor art show and was delighted to sell out within 2 hours. Working with clay is a deeply satisfying experience for me.

I love the texture and the coolness of clay, the opportunity to work with my body as well as my mind, and I am energized by the many possibilities in a lump of "mud." I have a filing cabinet that overflows with sketches and ideas for what I want to make. I feel so very fortunate to be able to "work" at what I love, and I treasure the privilege of making things that other folks cherish and take into their homes. I trust that my porcelain will be treasured for generations.

My work in porcelain is recognizable by its undulating organic forms. I have learned how to gently coax the white clay into graceful whirls and elegant forms. I see my porcelain forms as freezing a moment of fluidity, with references to flowing fabric and garden blooms. When I meet someone who owns one of my porcelain vases, bowls, plates, or wall sculptures I am frequently gratified to hear about the pleasure that my work brings into someone's life.

Over the years, I have been pleased to earn numerous awards with my porcelain forms. My works are shown at galleries and museums throughout the United States and are included in many public and private collections. I created a large porcelain wall sculpture for the Corning Glass Works Executive Club and pieces from my folded vase series, along with other works, have been exhibited at the Smithsonian's Renwick Gallery.


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Bowls & Plates


Candle Vase Collection


Celebration Keepsake Set


Celebration Collection

    Last Update: 2/24/18