Barbara Shaiman


Barbara Shaiman is a ceramic and mixed-media sculptor whose work references our natural environment and the effect of human activity on it. The water ways, vegetation and rock forms found in the Northwest play a pivotal role in her imagery and ideas.

For the past few years Shaiman’s work has focused on Northwest rivers, streams and estuaries but recently the curving lines of her abstract ceramic sculptures started morphing into other natural forms that appear in the same environment, namely branches, roots and vines. The recent work has also begun to feature more fiber, wire, and a variety of surface mediums with stoneware as a smaller element.