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German born Karin arrived in the rural Waikato in 1994. In 2003 she participated in the Matamata Sculpture Symposium and discovered her passion for carving stone. Eager to learn more about other sculptural media she enrolled to learn the craft of glass casting using the lost wax method at Art Station in Auckland from 2008 - 2009. Over the coming years she attended national
and international Master classes to extend her knowledge in sculptural glass making. Karin’s work is held in
the Wallace Arts Trust and other private collections nationally and internationally.
Barr regular exhibits in NZ, Australia and Germany. Her purposely built studio is located on a farm in Tauhei.
About my work
The unique qualities of glass as a sculptural medium allow me to bring contrast with colour and
the use of light in my pieces.
I like working with simple forms, mixing and matching with playful concepts. Most of my works
show clear and strong lines and are influenced by the Bauhaus Movement.
My installations are often a response to different sites and environmental concerns.