Shawna N.M. Barnes is a ceramic sculptor (and differently-abled OIF Veteran) living in coastal Maine, where she creates sculptures that engage, entertain, and invite conversation. Her signature anthropomorphic style of giving animals humanistic personalities is a favorite amongst her collectors. She knows from personal experience just how cathartic the act of creating can be. Through these personal revelations and independent learning, Shawna has made it part of her passion to help others discover the therapeutic benefits of the art of creation. She has led art as therapy classes at the Travis Mills Foundation since they opened in 2017 and continues to expand her teachings, instructional webcasts, business, art, and her studio.
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