PAOLA BARI - Painted Porcelain
I have been painting on porcelain since my teenage years, developing and integrating traditional overglaze painting with new techniques and materials. Most of my work has leveraged the entire palette of the overglaze colors, with
the addition of precious metals and lusters, based on repetition and patterns. I like the idea of repetitive elements because that is what determines the pace and the balance of the finished work. Repetition combined with patterns makes the work of art alive and creates unity within the work of art.
Born in Melzo, Italy, Paola received her bachelor's degree and worked for IBM Italy as an advanced system programmer, and was quickly invited to cross the Atlantic.
Since her career at IBM in Poughkeepsie, NY, Paola devotes most of her time to porcelain painting. Paola learned to love ceramics as a young girl in Italy, and has traveled all over the world learning different techniques.
Paola's work has been exhibited at Barnes & Noble in Poughkeepsie, the Denise Bibro Fine Art Gallery, Byrdcliffe Barn Pottery, James Cox Gallery, in New York and throughout Europe. Paola is a member and certified artist of the International Porcelain Artists and Teachers.
Beside painting, Paola is currently a trustee of the Cheetah Conservation Fund, located in Namibia, Africa, focusing on education and fundraising, inspired by her love for animals.