Barbara Howe

Barbara Howe (Calgary, AB) or Clay Necessities creates beautiful functional work with a focus on creating beautiful and classic forms with fantastic glaze colours from her studio in Calgary, Alberta.

Inspired by plants and vibrant colours, Barb enjoys the challenge of working with difficult glazes such as “copper reds”. The copper red glazes are distinctive and have been highly prized in history, dating back over a thousand years. The difficulty to produce this red glaze caused them to be so highly prized they were used in 15th century China in imperial rites.