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Barnaby Barford

Date of Birth -1977

Residence – London



2000/02 MA Ceramics and Glass Royal College of Art

1999 ISIA, Faenza, Italy Erasmus Socrates exchange programme

1997/2000 BA(Hons) First 3D design University of Plymouth, Exeter



2004 to present, Central Saint Martins, London, Associate lecturer


Public Collections

Crafts Council, London, UK

Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK

Shipley Art Gallery, Tyne & Wear Museums, UK

The Paintings in Hospitals Collection, UK

The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, UK

The Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

Museum of Fine Art, Houston, Texas, USA

National Museum, Sweden

The National Library of the Netherlands

The National Library of France

Public Library of Reims, France

Public Library of Limoges, France


Selected Solo Exhibitions 

2016 ME WANT NOW, David Gill Gallery, London

2015 The Tower of Babel, Victoria & Albert Museum, London

2013 Barnaby Barford, MOCA Virginia, USA

2013 The Seven Deadly Sins, David Gill Gallery, London

2011 Love Is... David Gill Galleries, London, including publication

2010 The Battle of Trafalgar, OA Madrid, Spain

2010 Damaged Goods, David Gill Galleries, London

2009 The Good, The Bad, The Belle, Spring Projects, London

2007 Private Lives, David Gill Galleries, London

2006 A day in the life, David Gill Galleries, Design Miami 2006

2005 Beauty of the Beast, David Gill, London

2004 Dear God, Paul Smith, Floral St, London

2002 Ceramic Illusions, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea


Selected Group Exhibitions 

2018 Erotic: Passion & Desire, Sotheby's, London

2018 Material Earth: Myth, Material and Metamorphosis, Messum’s Wiltshire

2018 Nature Morte, Contemporary Artists reinvigorate the Still Life, Guildhall Art Gallery, London

2017 The Learned Society of Extra Ordinary Objects, Somerset House, London

2017 Turn The Page: 10 Years of Hi-Fructose, Akron Art Museum in Ohio and Crocker Art Museum in California, USA

2017 Craftsmanship Alone is Not Enough, Lethaby Gallery, London

2016 Turn The Page: 10 Years of Hi-Fructose, MOCA Virginia, USA

2016 Brutal Beauty, Marta Herford, Germany

2015 My Blue China, Bernardaud Foundation, Limoges, France and travelling

2015 Nature Morte, Contemporary Artists reinvigorate the Still Life, Hå game prestegard, Stavanger, Norway and travelling to museums across Europe including in; Poland, Sweden, UK

2015 Porcelain: The White Gold of Europe, Haifa City Museum, Israel

2015 The Art Room, Selfridges Work It!, London

2014 Chandeliers, David Gill Gallery, London

2014 XXIII International Biennial contemporary art and ceramics Vallauris, France 

2013 Victoriana, Guildhall Art Gallery, London

2013 Kunstenfestival Watou 2013, Belgium

2013 Isn’t it Romantic? Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Köln, Germany, including publication

2012 Shifting Paradigms in Contemporary Ceramics, MFA Houston, Texas, including publication

2012 Family Matters, Laing Gallery, Newcastle

2012 Never Never, Aberystwyth Art Centre, Wales

2012 I ❤ 3D, Christie’s, London

2011 Meta Domestic, Landesgalerie, Linz, Austria

2011 Ting Tang Trash, Bergen National Academy of the Arts, Norway

2009 Porzellan – Weisses Gold, Musuem Bellerive, Zürich, Switzerland

2009 Object Factory, Museum of Art and Design, New York, USA

2009 Our Objects, Contemporary Ceramics in Context, Glasgow and touring

2009 Global Books, "Cité du Livre" in Aix en Provence, France

2008 Biennal of Vallauris, France

2008 Petits bouleversements au centre de la table, Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, France

2008 Petits bouleversements au centre de la table, Limoges, France

2007 Domestic Deities, Garth Clark Gallery, New York, USA

2006 Extremely White, Otro Diseo, Amsterdam

2006 In Production, Future Lab, London

2005 Design 05 Miami, David Gill Galleries, Miami

2005 L'artiste et ceux qui le soutiennent, Espace Tajan, Paris

2005 Upstairs in the Woodlands, London

2005 Design Boom, ICFF, New York, USA

2005 Platos Rotos, Cordoba and Touring, Spain

2005 Writing Aloud, London

2005 Spirit of Liberty, Liberty's, London

2004 5F 69, London

2004 Teatotal, Crafts Council, London

2004 Common Purpose, London

2004 Weapons of Mass Seduction, Berlin

2004 Domestic (F)utility, New Arts Centre & Sculpture Park,Salisbury

2004 Barret Marsden Gallery Collection, London

2004 Weapons of Mass Seduction, Koln, Germany

2003 Telltale, Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead

2003 Art and Tradition, West Dean House, Chichester

2003 Waste to Taste, Sotheby's, London

2002 Unpacked, Gifu, Japan

2002 The Map is not the Territory, England and Co Gallery, London

2002 Art and Tradition, West Dean House, Chichester

2002 Ceramic Contemporaries 4, London and touring



2016 h.Club 100 award in Art, Design & Craft, The Hospital Club, London

2007 Medal of the President of the Italian Republic International Competition of Ceramic Art, Museo Internazionale delle Ceramiche, Faenza, Italy

2005 Wallpaper* Young Designer of the Year


Selected Public & Private Commissions 

2016 Permanent Public Artwork, London Borough of Waltham Forest

2013 Louis Vuitton permanent sculptures for Louis Vuitton Selfridges

2013 Sir Paul Ruddock Private Commission

2011 The Big Win, The Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle, Arts Council England

2009 Mirrors for International Corporate Art, Miami

2008 Film for Animate Projects, Channel 4 and Arts Council England

2007 Wallpaper* Fashion Story

2006 Pope Benedict XVI with Porzellan-Manufaktur Nymphenburg

2004 Nativity Scene, David Gill Galleries, London

2003 Ceramic work, LCA Contemporary Art Ltd, Oslo

2003 Installation, Applied Arts Agency, Clerkenwell, London

2003 Installation, Saatchi and Saatchi, London

Selected Publications

2015 New Directions in Ceramics: From Spectacle to Trace, by Jo Dahn

2014 Art of Ceramics, by Carolina Amell 

2012 Shifting Paradigms in Contemporary Ceramics, The Garth Clark and Mark Del Vecchio Collection

2012 Ceramics and the Human Figure by Edith Garcia 

2011 Art & Agenda: Political Art and Activism, by Robert Klanten 

2009 Contemporary Ceramics, by Emmanuel Cooper

2009 500 Ceramic Sculptures, by Lark Books 

2009 AC/DC: Contemporary Art/Contemporary Design, by Paola Antonelli, Paul Ardenne, Anthony Dunne

2008 Fragiles: Porcelain, Glass and Ceramics by Sven Ehmann 

2007 Breaking the Mould: New Approaches to Ceramics by Ziggy Hanaor 

2007 Furnish: Furniture and Interior Design for the 21st Century, by Sophie Lovell