Ennis based artist, Barry Wrafter, has been honing his skills a sculptor for many successful years from his studio in Clare. His chosen materials to work with are stone (hand made headstones and stone sculpture) ceramics and mixed media. Prior to graduating with a Ceramic’s Degree from LSAD, Barry qualified as a stone sculptor. Through his practice, Barry was awarded numerous public art commissions included the statue to honor the Kilkenny county hurlers.
In an ongoing evolutionary process Barry decided to explore different media’s to work in. He chose ceramics as one path on his artistic journey. This mix of studying both hard and soft materials frees the mind to new ideas and opportunities to make new art forms. Through his practical skills as a tradesman in stone, to his curative skills Barry has a unique take on art made through many media. His works of art are meticulously crafted to gallery standards. He gets his creativity from both graphic art and contemporary craft. On his down time Barry is a father to a son and a loyal servant to three tuxedo cats.