Lot 5

MONEY JAR by Scott Barnim

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Artist: Scott Barnim
Medium: Stoneware
Dimensions: 14'' high


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About This Piece

The “Nine Fish Jar” or Money Jar has a long history in the Chinese practice of Feng Shui, an ancient Chinese art of arranging buildings, objects, and space in an environment to achieve harmony and balance.


The eight goldfish attract good luck, wealth and prosperity. The ninth black fish attracts and absorbs any negative energy or bad luck. The jar must be received with money in it and is most effective when placed in the northern orientation of the home.


Scott Barnim established his studio in 1978. His initial training was in a production studio and he finished with a Master of Fine Arts in ceramics from the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, Wales. His degree work involved the development of colour and surface in soda and salt-glazed stoneware and porcelain.  


His current work is extensively decorated stoneware, which is pottery produced in a wide range of domestic ware. Concurrent with his regular works, he produces limited ranges of raku, slip-decorated earthenware, and majolica. He also produces reduced Islamic lusterware, a form of pottery that is rare in North America. His studio line of durable stoneware table/kitchen ware, dinnerware, and decorative accessories is inspired by the natural beauty of the Dundas Valley.  


His work is included in public and private collections, including Winnipeg, Toronto, and other locations in Ontario. The Barnim Pottery Studio production can be found in selected shops and galleries. The studio is located in an 1850s stone house and stable in the town of Dundas.




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