Barbara Zech is a contemporary ceramic artist whose studio is located in Indianapolis, Indiana. Zech exhibits locally and nationally, and travels often for art-related ventures. She has made numerous trips to Africa, where she co-founded a craft micro-enterprise for HIV+ individuals in Kenya; and participated in the International Ceramic Workshop in Malawi. She was awarded the Indiana Arts Commission Individual Artist Grant in 2008; and the Arts Council of Indianapolis’ Creative Renewal grant in 2004 to travel to Japan for research in ceramics and papermaking. She earned a BFA from Herron School of Art in 1995, and has been an art educator for several years, providing creative therapeutic experiences for people with disabilities. Zech’s original ceramic wall pieces and handcrafted custom tile can be found in residential and public spaces, including Community North Hospital and Simon Cancer Center. Her community tile installations can be seen at various area schools, such as the Indiana Deaf School’s Monon sculpture made up of American Sign Language tiles. You can find her artwork at Editions Limited Gallery in Broad Ripple, or contact the artist to set up a studio appointment.