No. 11-1

by Barry Canter

Barry Canter’s vessels are connected through their cylindrical shape, yet no two are exactly the same. Hand built using traditional slab construction, each form is made from the scale of Canter’s own hand. Canter uses various tools to create contours and then a smoothing tool to integrate the forms. Once the clay dries, a scraping tool scratches the surface. The firing in the kiln offers a final, uncontrolled effect. The end result is a piece which is inspired by the natural world.


No. 11-1

by Barry Canter

Barry Canter’s vessels are connected through their cylindrical shape, yet no two are exactly the same. Hand built using traditional slab construction, each form is made from the scale of Canter’s own hand. Canter uses various tools to create contours and then a smoothing tool to integrate the forms. Once the clay dries, a scraping tool scratches the surface. The firing in the kiln offers a final, uncontrolled effect. The end result is a piece which is inspired by the natural world.


  • Item Dimensions
    13”H x 5”W x 4"D (33CM x 13CM x 10CM)
  • Country Of Origin
    United States
  • International Shipping
    THIS OBJECT REQUIRES SPECIALIZED SHIPPING. A MEMBER OF OUR TEAM WILL CONTACT YOU UPON PURCHASE TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS.

No. 11-1

2,600 USD

About Barry Canter

Canter lives in Brooklyn, and often travels to the Hudson Valley where he finds inspiration from natural artifacts that appear to be designed by an artisan. Just as objects in nature exist for their own purpose, Canter captures in his ceramic vessels a self-justified oneness. He pares away references to familiar forms, and works on one piece at a time to achieve a singular focus.

Over the last five years he’s put in 40+ hours a week, using traditional slab construction to build vessels based on the scale of his hand. The resulting forms are sensuous and inviting to touch, offering a place for the hand to fit comfortably. They are asking to be picked up, just like the objects that inspired them.