barbara hager ceramics

When I was 27 I began working with clay thinking it would sustain me mentally, physically and economically for the rest of my life; and it has. For 42 years I have been a full-time professional artist, sculpting clay, making pots and applying polychromatic glazes to surfaces.

After exhibiting and selling pots for 25 years, I recreated myself and earned an MFA in Ceramics at age 50. Two years ago when I retried as the Ceramics and Sculpture Professor at Minneapolis College I found time to rummage around in the small sacred spaces of my soul and to browse old sketchbooks (often one and the same). Having time to think, working daily in my studio, chatting with passing neighbors and taking long walks along the creek has enhanced my work and process, and has been a gift.