Cross Plains Pottery is named in honor of the long empty town where my husband and I settled in the Arkansas River Valley. It seemed fitting that an art form so old and long lasting could share a name with any time period it chose. I am the happy potter of Cross Plains Pottery, my name is Alexis Barber.
For me, clay holds the most creative potential of any material I have ever encountered. I love the freedom and accomplishment that I feel when throwing; I have become addicted to that feeling. I am enthralled by what my hands can create, and how that creation shadows my own. Pottery has ignited a spark in me, and I hope to spread the flame.