Barwood Pottery is based on the belief that our customers' needs are of the utmost importance. We are committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals.
We would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best pottery in the industry.
Barwood Pottery is owned and operated by Brenda Arwood.
Here is her story in her own words.
Barwood Pottery has been a dream of mine since I was in third grade. I know I was an artist when the teacher gave me an A+ on my drawing of the world and posted it on the bulletin board for the whole class to see.
My first introduction to the craft of clay was in my junior year at Sonoma State University in California. I had been going to night classes on a part-time basis working on my Bachelor’s degree in Cultural Geography. I was in my mid-twenties by then, and I needed to find a baby sitter for my three daughters so I could attend day classes.
A new family with three children moved into the neighborhood. My new neighbor Karen was a Potter. We arranged to trade babysitting. I would take classes two days a week and she could work in her home pottery studio the other two days. It worked out great, the children loved playing together and the moms perused there dreams.
The clay artist in me came out watching Karen in the potter’s studio making wonderful pots. One thing led to another and I ended up buying a kiln and wheel and setting up my own studio at home.
The love of learning and sharing my knowledge by teaching has not stopped, every chance I get to teach or attend a workshop dealing with clay I do it.
After I graduated form Sonoma State I moved to San Diego where I taught Adult Education, pottery classes and was a member of UCSD Craft Center. In 2006 I moved to Tucson, Arizona and set up my Pottery Studio. I am a member of Southern Arizona Clay Artists (SACA), Potters Council, National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) and Southern Arizona Arts Guild and teach pottery classes at NWAC Pima County Parks & Recreation in Tucson, AZ.
Pottery has been my passion for over 35 years. I strive to make original pieces anyone would be proud to use or display in their home.
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