Born 1863 (Circa)
Active: 1862 - 1933
Country of birth and death: England
Modeller, painter, designer, potter, artist
Born in Canonbury, London. He was the son of Walter Barnard (born c.1834), silversmith. Barnard studied at the South London Technical School of Art (c.1880-1) and the Royal College of Art.
Institutional and Business Connections
Employed at Doulton and Co. Limited
1880 - 1895
Described in Reilly and Savage, 'The Dictionary of Wedgwood' (1980) as working 'in the Doulton Lambeth Studios under Mark Marshal, making ornamental vases, commemorative jugs ornamented with portrait medallions, and unique exhibition pieces'. Barnard was under manager of the studios in 1884. [summary].
Employee of Wedgwood (Josiah Wedgwood and Sons Ltd.)
1897 (Circa) - 1933 (Circa)
Described in Reilly and Savage, 'The Dictionary of Wedgwood' (1980) as joining Wedgwood at Etruria in 1897 where he decorated bone china, jasper and majolica with his 'gesso' technique. He became manager of the tile department in 1899. In 1902 he moved to London to become a sales manager and returned to Etruria in 1919. 'He was given the special task of expanding the Musuem' and he made vases. 'In 1927 Barnard made the largest piece of Wedgwood ware ever produced': this was a basaltes panel for Beeshy's English China Store at Ridgway, Ontario. From 1931 he lectured on Wedgwood around the country and designed his own pieces [summary]. See photographs taken from the scrap book 'Harry Barnard Slipware Notebook' c. 1900-1909, the diary 'My trip to the West' c. 1928 (detailing his lecture tour to America), the journal 'Successful Additions' c. 1928 (detailing a holiday in London and Somerset) and the 'Wedgwood Bicentenary Scrapbook' c. 1930 (containing photographs of press cuttings and photographs from the bicentenary celebrations).
Student at South London Technical School of Art (also Lambeth School of Art and City and Guilds of London Art School)
1880 (Circa) - 1881 (Circa)
Took six classes in modelling between these dates
Descriptions of Practice
Occupation given in Census Returns of England and Wales, 1881
Occupation given in South London Technical School of Art (City and Guilds of London Institute): Student Enrolments, 1880-2
Census Returns of England and Wales, 1881
RG11 piece 270 folio 32 page 1
The Dictionary of Wedgwood
The Wedgwood Museum Digital Archive
See photographs taken from the scrap book 'Harry Barnard Slipware Notebook' c. 1900-1909, the diary 'My trip to the West' c. 1928 (detailing his lecture tour to America), and the journal 'Successful Additions' c. 1928 (detailing a holiday in London and Somerset).
Citing this record
'Harry Barnard', Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture in Britain and Ireland 1851-1951, University of Glasgow History of Art and HATII, online database 2011 [http://sculpture.gla.ac.uk/view/person.php?id=msib4_1237464754, accessed 24 Nov 2014]