Glenys Barton (1944-)

A native of the Potteries, Glenys trained at the Royal College of Art in the Ceramics School. She was the British prize winner at the International Ceramics Exhibition, 1972. In 1976 she was invited to become 'Artist in Residence' at the Barlaston factory by Arthur Bryan (later knighted for his services to industry). She produced a series of sculpturally inspired plaques and figures in bone china and Black Basalt, which mainly featured the male nude figure, the torso or the head, in geometric and architectural settings. Some 30 individual subjects in all were produced, culminating in an exhibition of Barton’s work which was shown by the Craft Advisory Committee at their Waterloo Place Gallery, London. The exhibition was entitled ‘Man and Space. Glenys Barton at Wedgwood.’

Barton is still today designing three dimensional subjects, many of which are full size.


Glenys Barton, © Wedgwood Museum

Glenys Barton
© Wedgwood Museum