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Barbara Nanning
Dutch sculptor

Botanica by Barabara NanningBarbara Nanning studied at the Rietveld Academy from 1974-1979. She makes large-scale sculpture, including public art, from assembled stoneware elements, working in series based on a theme, e.g. ‘Hydra’, 'Botanica' or ‘Galaxy’. Nanning draws inspiration from the macro and microcosm – the planets, the stars, plant-life and molecules.

Bowl by Barabara Nanning

Glaxy, by Barbara NanningShe used to glaze her work, but she developed a technique whereby colored pigments could be applied directly to the work, resulting in a matt finish. She makes ceramics, glass and is well known for her monumental sculptures. Her work is currently on display (until 15 December) at the Singer Museum in Laren, The Netherlands. This month also saw the launch of a multi-lingual (Dutch, English, French and Japanese) monograph entitled BARBARA NANNING_EVOLUTION (pdf).

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