Ceramic Artist Barbara Wakefield

Ceramic Artist, Barbara Wakefield shares a studio in a Victorian cobbled yard in South East London. Many diversely creative people work in this historic environment, providing a really creative and interesting working atmosphere. In Victorian times these were live/work units with makers such as medical instrument makers, ships fan makers and many others. Nowadays there are disciplines such as Jewellery, Film Animation, Web Design, Pottery, Painting, Architecture, Stone Carving, Sculpture and more.

TV Appearances

Barbara appeared on Channel 4's 'Kirstie's Handmade Christmas' first aired 5 Dec 2017 at 8pm, showing how she makes slipcast bone china birds. This shows the sequence of processes from liquid casting slip to finished high fired birds.

To see examples of bone china birds please look in Portfolio section of my website - Christmas Birds. Orders and commissions can be taken for 2018.

Articles written by Barbara Wakefield

"A Link Through Time - Margaret Rey ARCA" Published - Ceramic Review
"Rites of Passage - Setting up an end of year show" Published - Ceramic Review


Barbara Wakefield's potter's mark entry in: British Studio Potters' Marks, Third Edition Published by Bloomsbury 2015, Updated and edited by James Hazlewood


December 2007 London Potters Award, Most innovative use of materials
May 2002 Adult Learners Award 2002 - Art & Design Ceramics
July 2000 City & Guilds Medal for Excellence 2000, Highly Commended


July 2004 Professional Development Diploma - Fine Art Ceramics
July 2003 Professional Development Certificate - Fine Art Ceramics
July 2002 Higher National Certificate - Art & Design Ceramics, Distinction
July 2001 National Certificate - Design Ceramics, Distinction
July 2000 City & Guilds - Ceramics, Design for Ceramics
July 1974 A level music
March 1974 Grade V piano
November 1973 Grade V111 clarinet
February 1970 Grade V theory