Hundreds of New and Collectible “Bari Ware” Ceramics: Join Us This Saturday

Pottery artist Bari Precious

Pottery artist Bari Precious

Domain Home Accessories & Gallery will host a reception to welcome visiting pottery artist Bari Precious and highlight a large cache of new work by the artist.  This installment of Domain’s monthly “Meet the Artists” events will take place on Saturday, February 21st, 6 until 10 p.m. at 3129 Beach Boulevard South in Gulfport.  Complimentary wine, hors d’oeuvre and live jazz will be offered.

The colorful and functional pottery of Bari Precious has been a hit since it was first offered by Domain four years ago.  It is now regularly collected by a large number of clients.  This new selection of pieces will offer a chance for guests to add to their collections of “Bari Ware” and will be sure to attract new collectors.  Domain is the only retailer offering her ceramics east of the Mississippi River.

A welcoming sign stands at the entrance to Bari's Precious Pots Studio in the rural outskirts of Springfield, Missouri

A welcoming sign stands at the entrance to Bari’s Precious Pots Studio in the rural outskirts of Springfield, Missouri

Working in her “Precious Pots” studio in the rural outskirts of Springfield, Missouri, she produces a variety of stoneware pottery that is art with practical applications in the home.  Her hand-painted designs and glazes display a sense of tribal, geometric or nature-inspired influences.  In addition to vases, pitchers and mugs, she creates bowls, plates, platters and dishes that are specifically designed to be safe for use in ovens, microwaves and barbecues.  Domain also offers copies of some of Bari’s favorite recipes which can be made and served using her stoneware pottery including baked brie, brownies, banana bread, honey-mustard chicken and baked fish.

Bari's pottery is largely functional, including lovely pieces that can be used for baking and serving.

Bari’s pottery is largely functional, including lovely pieces that can be used for baking and serving.

Bari Precious was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia and became interested in working with clay from an early age, going on to study sculpture at the Vancouver School of Art.  She left school to embark upon other adventures, including farming and communal life, and then travels through Europe, Asia and the Middle East during the 1970s.  She nurtured her fascination with Iran by spending time there teaching art and English, and later returning to work with archeologists by building a kiln and reassembling excavated pottery.  On return to the U.S., she raised her family for several years before reentering university studies and earning a B.F.A. in ceramics.  Her studio, gardens and home in the Missouri countryside are comfortable spaces where visitors are welcome to stop, share tea and peruse her “Precious Pots.”

Bari Precious stands next to a large selection of her pottery.

Bari Precious stands next to a large selection of her pottery.

Click HERE to enjoy some photos of the artist and her work.

Established in March 2001, Domain Home Accessories offers a variety of unique art, décor, lighting, jewelry, cards, home goods and more, and has earned a reputation as one of Gulfport’s most respected retailers.  “& Gallery” opened in 2012 in the adjacent space and showcases the work of over 40 local and regional artists.  “Meet the Artists” events at “& Gallery” occur during Gulfport’s popular Third Saturday Art Walk.  Artists and artisans line the sidewalks of scenic Beach Boulevard on Art Walk evenings.  Independent shops and boutiques, live music venues, street performers, and Gulfport’s many popular restaurants are all part of the lively Art Walk scene.  Parking in the waterfront village is free and convenient.

Free trolleys are available for visitors parking in remote sites for transportation to and from the hub of Art Walk.  For more information, contact Daniel Hodge, (727) 366-4086 or email dan@igc.org.

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