I was born and raised in Oregon among a family of Artisans. Experimenting in a wide variety of media
throughout my younger years, I have come to find an affinity for elements of the earth and media born
through fire. I work primarily in clay and casts in bronze, though you will find some of my work in a wide
verity of media as dictated by the piece.
The swirling and flowing shapes and designs in my work is a reflection of my strong connection to the
natural elements and the way energy moves. I am a student of energy. I find that the elements guide me
and that I am merely the tool through which the form is manifest. My work is the representation of flowing
energy depicted in physical form.
I have completed studies in raku, saggar, and pit fire techniques under Rico Piper, renowned potter and
raku master, and studies in sculpture and 3D design under Dick Marcusen, master sculptor. My work has
shown and sold in museums, galleries, juried competitions and art shows across the western states and
is in private collections around the world. Currently, I am focusing on creating large scale public art,
creating an line for interior design as well as setting up a new studio space where I will conduct workshops
in Raku and Sagar fire techniques.
Sculpture is my passion. As I strive for the most effective way to express my vision, I am continually
pushing the limits of my media. As a result, I am continually broadening the realm of possibility. Life is Art.
Dare to sculpt your dreams!
Rae Barney (760) 622-9169
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