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Glenys Barton

(1944-), Sculptor

Sitter in 1 portrait
Artist of 3 portraits
Born in Stoke-on-Trent, Barton trained at the Royal College of Art and became one of the few sculptors working in ceramic in the 1970s. She was invited to serve on the newly formed Crafts Advisory Committee, as its youngest member. Her precise geometrical forms and idiosyncratic use of colour and line distinguish her practice, which, since the 1980s, has centred on the human form. Her work has been shown in Britain, Europe and the United States, including an exhibition in 1977-8 of sculpture made over an eighteen-month period at the Wedgwood Factory in Stoke-on-Trent and Glenys Barton Portraits shown at the National Portrait Gallery in 1997.

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Jean Muir, by Glenys Barton - NPG 6425

Jean Muir

by Glenys Barton
ceramic statuette, 1992
NPG 6425

Glenda Jackson, by Glenys Barton - NPG 6224

Glenda Jackson

by Glenys Barton
ceramic sculpture, 1993
NPG 6224

Joan Bakewell, by Glenys Barton - NPG 6997

Joan Bakewell

by Glenys Barton
ceramic sculpture, 2014
NPG 6997



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