Barbara Attard-Pettett first started ceramics at 14. She also studied art for 9 years. Later under Esprit Barthet for 4 years, and passed A levels in both subjects at 17.

In 1996, her interest in ceramics was rekindled. She studied under George Muscat and Tony Briffa. She also started attending courses under various teachers, both locally and in UK. In 2001  she set up her own studio in Malta. She regularly participates in joint exhibitions and competitions, achieving a Special Mention in 2004 in the National Art Competition organised by the Malta Society for Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.In  2004 she enrolled in a distance BA degree course at the Glasgow School of Art and graduated in 2008.

Barbara makes both functional and exhibition work. But she prefers stoneware for the strength and appearance of the functional ware. Her exhibition and non-functional pieces are often Raku fired. She also uses earthenware and stoneware, depending on the vision she has of the creation.

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The Artist - Barbara Attard-Pettett

After attending evening classes and achieving A level standard in Ceramics , Barbara set up her own home studio in 2000 in a windmill in Rabat/ Malta. In 2004, Barbara decided to further her studies by enrolling in a distance degree course at Glasgow School of Art. She attained a BA in ceramics in 2008.
Since 2009 she lives in the village of Qala, just around the corner of our charming B&B Dar Ta' Zeppi. She transferred also her art studio to her residence in Qala.
Barbara is also a fully qualified teacher of English as a Foreign Language and of Business English. On request she  can combine private sessions in English with ceramic lessons, if desired. For further details, please contact the team of Dar Ta’ Zeppi.

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