About Wendy Barber

Wendy Barber

Lives & works in Dorset, UK

 

Wendy Barber trained at The Slade School of Fine Art. She is a weaver, painter and designer. With her late husband, John Hinchcliffe, Barber formed the design partnership Hinchcliffe & Barber to explore commercial design. She continues to design for the brand, which sells in numerous shops in the UK. As a painter, Barber has undertaken a variety of commissions for private and public collections.

To get in touch with Wendy regarding private commissions, please use the 'Contact' page.

A short Bio

 

1960 – 1963      

West Sussex College of Art and Design

 

1963 –1965                

Slade School of Fine Art;

University College London

 

 

Exhibitions

 

2001                  

Church Street Gallery, Cobham

Hinchcliffe and Barber

 

2002                 

Gallery at Handel House, Wendy Barber and Harriet Barber

 

Work

 

1974 – 1975     

Assistant to Helena Hernmarck Tapestry weaver

 

1982                   

Worked in India designing textiles for Tom Singh (New Look)

 

1982 – 1991       

Ran a design and production studio (Sixpenny Handley) this studio    supplied the ceramic and textile market in the UK and  Internationally. The studio employed 7 people

 

1991 – 1996      

Hinchcliffe and Barber moved their studios to France and ran an art gallery

 

1992 – 1996       

Hinchcliffe and Barber: summer schools in France on Ceramics and Textiles. These attracted students internationally

 

1996-Present

Returned to Dorset. Re-launched Hinchcliffe and Barber in 2011 (following John Hinchcliffe's death in 2010) wit daughter Georgia

 

2015 - Co-curated a major exhibition at The Salisbury Musuem of John Hinchcliffe's work

 

Book Illustrations

 

1985    

 Tyneham: A lost Heritage,  Front Cover: Dovecote

 

1986              

A Kingston Lacy Childhood,    FrontCover  Dovecote

 

1988             

A Christmas Verse,                   Illustrations, Danory Pubs

 

Bibliography

 

1994             

Ceramic Style by John Hinchcliffe and Wendy Barber:  Cassell

 

1995

Print Style by John Hinchcliffe and Wendy Barber: Cassell

 

1997             

Crafts July/August: feature

 

2000

Ceramic Review: work featured and front cover

 

Public Commissions

 

1986

Tile Panel: Salisbury Museum

           

1997-1999

Woven Tapestries: Russell - Cotes Museum and Art Gallery

 

Tableware for Museum Cafe: Russell – Cotes Museum Art Gallery

 

2003

Art of Craft project- Artsreach

Tapesty

 

 

Selected Private Commissions

 

Tapestry              

Richard Hoare:            Hoares bank

Tapestry               

Alexander Skeaping:   Microrent PLC

Tile Panel           

David Burnett:              Dovecot Press

 

Broadcasting

 

1989                

6 short films on methods of textile printing for the BBC Arts and Crafts Show

 

Design Work (selection)

 

1985                

First tableware range for Next

 

1986                

Poole Pottery

 

1993                

Wedgewood

 

1999                

Dartington Pottery

 

 

 

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