Originally from Memphis, Tennessee, Barbara Tipton (Calgary, AB) received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics from Memphis College of Art where she studied under Thorne Edwards and Peter Sohngen. Further studies at The Ohio State University resulted in a Masters of Fine Arts in Ceramics.
Barbara exhibits across Canada as well as internationally. Her work has received substantial recognition, with multiple inclusions in such publications as 500 Cups by Lark Books, Soda, Clay and Fire by Gail Nichols, and The Ceramic Spectrum by Robin Hopper. Many public and corporate collections contain her work, including the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Canada Council Art Bank, Glenbow Museum, San Angelo Museum of Art (Texas), Harrison Museum of Art (Utah), among many others. Her work is collected privately across Canada, the United States and England.
ACC Exhibitions: Mugs & Jugs (2003), All About Alberta II (2006), Brew-Haha (2007), Hitched (2009), Unity & Diversity (2009), THIRTY (2010), CLAY 2010, Cheongju Selection (2010), Barb Tipton (2013), Language of Craft (2015), Here and There (2015)