Barbara Frey has a BFA in Ceramics from Indiana University and an MFA in Ceramics from Syracuse University. She teaches all levels of ceramics at Texas A&M University-Commerce where she is currently a Professor of Art.
Since 1975, her work has been exhibited in over 200 exhibitions. Barbara Frey’s handbuilt porcelain teapots have been shown in over 45 teapot exhibitions including Ferrin Gallery, Dorothy Weiss Gallery, Garth Clark Gallery , Nancy Margolis Gallery , the National Museum of Ceramic Art, Baltimore; and the American Craft Museum, NY. Her work has been widely published in books on ceramics and is included in both private and public collections including the Ichon World Ceramic Center, Kyonggi Province, Korea; the Permanent Collection of Purple Sand Factory #5, Yixing, China; San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts; the Jacqueline and David Charak Collection, Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI; the Kohler Co. Permanent Collection; and the John Michael Kohler Arts Center Permanent Collection. Artist residencies include a 1996 teapot making residency at Purple Sand Factory #5 in Yixing, China, and a 2006 Arts/Industry residency at Kohler Co., Kohler, WI.
Craftsman House Invitational Teapot Show, Craftsman House Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL.
Barbara Frey: New Work, Upper Gallery, University of Dallas, Irving, TX
17th San Angelo National Ceramic Competition, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, TX.
SOFA Chicago, Function + Art Gallery, Chicago, IL.
Visual Directions: Texas, Craighead-Green Gallery, Dallas, TX.
Images and Objects: Thomas Seawell and Barbara Frey, ArtCentre of Plano, Plano, TX.
Barbara Frey, Studio Gallery, Brookhaven College School of the Arts, Farmers Branch, Dallas, TX.
University of Dallas Regional Juried Ceramic Competition, Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery, University of Dallas, Irving, TX. (Best in Show Award)
Amarillo Biennial 600: Clay, Amarillo Museum of Art, Amarillo, TX.
Steeped in Tradition: 19th Annual Teapot Exhibition, Ariana Gallery, Royal Oak, MI.
Tea Time: The Art of the Teapot, Kalamazoo Institute of the Arts, Kalamazoo, MI.
The Yixing Effect, Holter Museum of Art, Helena, MT
16th San Angelo National Ceramic Competition, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, TX.
Materials Hard and Soft, Meadows Gallery, Center for the Visual Arts, Denton, TX.(Juror’s Award)