Barbara has been a working artist for over 30 years. She studied clay at the University of Illinois, silversmithing at Indiana University and has an MFA from Southern Illinois University. She developed the jewelry program at the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC where she has been the resident artist in metals for the past 14 years. Besides teaching, which she loves and has done for over 30 years, Barbara runs her own studio and is a member of the prestigious Southern Highland Craft Guild in Asheville, NC. Her works are in many collections including the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia.