This month’s artist being recognized for her work is Hope Barfknecht. Hope has been fascinated with art ever since she can remember. She was inspired at a young age by the art pieces her older siblings created.
With every one of her pieces she tries to create a functional item. She feels that all of her art should have a purpose, whether it be a mug, bowl, vase, etc. That’s why it’s no surprise her favorite type of art is ceramics; in her ceramics class she spins clay to create her masterpieces. Hope has been spinning now for 3 years and has made some incredible art.
She puts hours and hours into her art work and it shows. On average she spends 2 days to make each piece of art. However, Hope has spent up to 3 weeks on a piece. Her favorite thing she’s created was a mug she made last year. It has a handle shaped like a 3 with a red glaze on the inside and the bottom half and brown on the top half.
Her dream project is to make a set of bowls, which she said would take weeks to do. Keep watching for great pieces of art from her.