Christian artist, Barbie Hunt is a potter and a painter. Beginning as a production potter, she managed Pennyroyal Pottery for six years, and for ten years served as director of the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts. In 1998, she returned to creating art and opened Barbie Hunt Studio at 37 South Main Street in Madisonville, Kentucky. She creates handcrafted liturgical vessels in porcelain and stoneware and develops water media and collage images drawn from her faith journey. Her work is in many corporate and private collections, and she exhibits works regularly. Barbie holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting and sculpture and two Master of Arts degrees in Ceramics and in English Literature. Her award winning work is in corporate, church, and private collections.
For ten years, she operated the Barbie Hunt Studio and Gallery on Main Street in Madisonville, Kentucky. The studio was next door to the Main Street Prayer Center and Healing Rooms where she is director along with her husband. In 2016, she moved her studio to her home, and her work is exhibited at the new location of Main Street Prayer Center’s His Books & Art at 35 North Main Street in Madisonville, Kentucky.
Art making is a creative process that has become for me an experience of prayer. I am not thinking about what to do as much as I am doing; and in that, it is the spirit connected with Holy Spirit. I paint with music that influences my direction, worship becomes action in color and line, design and material. Creating is a process of experiment, challenges, movement, and change; like life, it has surprises.