On the campus of the University of Indianapolis and south of the Schwitzer Student Center stands the stoneware sculpture Modular Tower, by Barry Barnes. This work is the result of a spontaneous approach to the ceramic surface. Each modular block is approached as an individual “canvas” investigation—a collage of textures, line, shape, pattern, color, and recognizable images. Engobes and underglazes are layered on stoneware clay and fired to cone 7 in oxidation. Barnes has a BFA in ceramics from the Kansas City Art Institute and an MFA from Arizona State University. He owns a private studio, Beech Grove Clayworks, for working and teaching. He also teaches ceramics at Vincennes University.
Quoted from: www.uindy.edu/arts/modular-tower