picture of Kim throwing a pot

Clay Trout Pottery
Kim Barry
67 Acushnet Road
Mattapoisett, Ma. 02739

about the artist


wedding ideas

holiday ideas

about the clay and techniques

planting tips

new work

custom pots
simple flower pots
logo/monogram pots
pebble tray
tom pots
Italianate pots

shell pots
tuscan pots
white clay pots
wine cooler

about Kim Barry


  • Museum of Fine Arts, "Art in Bloom" Boston, MA,
  • Tabor Academy, Pots, Paintings and Sculptures” one person show, Marion. MA
  • Westport Art Group, Member Shows, paintings, Westport, MA
  • Rhode Island Spring Flower Show, Convention Center, Providence, RI
  • New Bedford Museum of Art, “ Tenth Anniversary Invitational”, New Bedford, Ma
  • Cape and Islands Orchid Society, Exhibitor and Member, Falmouth, MA
  • Marion Arts Center, Members Shows, painting and pottery, Marion, MA
  • Amherst Orchid Society, Amherst, MA
  • New Hampshire Orchid Society, Exhibitor, Nashua, NH
  • North Jersey Orchid Society
  • Rotch Jones Duff House and Garden Museum, New Bedford, MA
  • Cape Cod Museum of Art, “Garden Market ShowDennis, MA
  • New England Spring Flower Show, Boston, MA
  • Society of Arts and Crafts, "Garden Show”, Newbury Street & Arch Street, Boston, MA
  • Ferrin Gallery, "Garden Show", Northampton, MA.
  • Donovan Gallery, "Flora: Views and Vessels", Tiverton Four Corners, RI
  • Cambridge Art Coop, Cambridge, MA
  • McKillhop Gallery, Salve Regina College, Newport, RI
  • Dartmouth Gallery, Dartmouth, MA
  • Woods Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI
  • Artworks, “Mentor Show”, New Bedford, MA


  • Allen C. Haskell and Sons, New Bedford, Ma.
  • Winston Flowers, Boston area shops
  • Polo Ralph Lauren, Madison Ave., NY, NY
  • Ralph Lauren, Madison Ave. N.Y., N.Y.
  • Donaroma's Nursery, Edgartown, Ma.
  • Treesplace, Orleans, MA
  • Mecox Gardens, Southampton New York
  • Museum Of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
  • Adlumia, Orleans, MA                                              
  • Wellfleet Crafts Center, Wellfleet, M


Kim received a New Bedford Cultural Council Grant to produced three ornamental sculpted urns which are on permanent display at The New Bedford Art Museum. These pots were made to commemorate the city of New Bedford's Audubon Collection.

Cultural Exchange To Japan November 2001
Kim was chosen to be part of a group of artists representing the Buzzards Bay Area in a cultural exchange sponsored by The John Mung Society of Tosashimetsu, Shikoku, Japan. The artists exhibited their work at a Cultural Festival in Tosashimetsu which was part of the event.


As a potter with a sculptural background, I have always responded to the integrity of classic forms and proportions. Using these strong forms in my own work, I then alter and embellish them with ornamentation. Often the source of inspiration for these details comes from nature; shells, leaves, bee etc. I have chosen the plant container as my main vehicle of expression. My pots are functional sculptures designed to be used. I enjoy seeing them completed by the potted plant or arrangement of flowers. I have also developed a wide range of sculpted glazed tiles. The tiles are sculpted in high relief and glazed. I also paint in oils, mostly plein air. Landscape painting is a particular passion.


Masters of Fine Arts, Painting, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, 2012

Bachelors of Fine Arts, Sculpture, Rhode Island School of Design, 1978

Associate of Fine Arts, Colby Sawyer College, 1976

Special Student in Ceramics Program, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, 1993-1995


2013-present    Chair of Visual and Performing Arts Department and Art Teacher, CATS Academy Boston
A new prep school to the Boston area.

1992-present    Owner, Clay Trout Pottery
Specializing in Custom Plant Containers and decorative sculpted tile

2009 Regent Pictures, Sherlock Holms Movie, Astoria, New York, produced props for major motion picture featuring, Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, directed by Guy Ritchie.

2008 Ceramics Teacher, Tabor Academy, Marion, MA

2007 Designed and created logo pots for Polo Ralph Lauren Company’s 2007 Spring line. The order consisted of just under 1000 pots and was sold in all the Flagship stores in the USA, England, Milan, Italy, Paris, France and Brussels. The pots were featured on the cover of the Spring 07 Home Catalog.

2006     Artworks Gallery, "Artworks Mentor Program", New Bedford, MA

2002 2004, Tabor Academy, Advisor for Tabor Academy Senior Projects, Marion, MA

1992-98 Ceramics Activity Head, Tabor Academy Summer Program

1983-84 Member of Pottery Co-op, Radcliffe Pottery

1982-83 Apprentice, Scargo Stoneware Pottery
Learned all aspects of running a production pottery under master potter, Harry Holl.

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