A nationally recognized artist, Polly Barton was born in New York City. She studied Art History at Barnard College and has lived and traveled in Paris, Florence, Rome, India and Japan. 

While working as a personal assistant to Helen Frankenthaler, Polly was exposed to the challenges and rewards of the art world. These experiences infused Polly’s desire to be an artist and follow her dream of weaving.

In1981, she moved to Kameoka, Japan and lived in the religious heart of the Oomoto Foundation to study with master weaver, Tomohiko Inoue, as well as tea ceremony, calligraphy and Noh Drama with Oomoto’s master teachers.

Polly Barton continues to weave on her Japanese tsumugi silk kimono looms and shows her woven ikat paintings on both coasts. Her work is in many collections including the Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, The Community Hospital Foundation of Monte Rey, the Longhouse Reserve in New York. Her work has been published in numerous magazines including Hali Magazine, FiberArts, Surface Design Journal and American Craft. She is a member of the Textile Society of America, the Surface Design Association, the Textile Study Group of New York, and the Espanola Valley Fiber Arts Association.

Her current exploration in the studio involves work with thread imagery in graphite and pigment, and most recently stitching thread into pastel on paper. 

Barton enjoys lecturing and teaching workshops on ikat weaving and dyeing to guilds and conferences around the country.


Aliquam justo libero, semper et mollis vitae, accumsan vel ante. Ut semper neque eu accumsan tincidunt. Sed sodales nisi sit amet blandit scelerisque. Fusce vehicula, mi eget ultrices volutpat, nulla ex faucibus augue, sit amet bibendum lorem tortor at tortor. Phasellus condimentum tortor et sodales tincidunt. Ut suscipit ut sapien id vehicula. Proin posuere imperdiet velit quis fermentum. Class aptent taciti sociosqu ad litora torquent per conubia nostra, per inceptos himenaeos.

Sed elit nisi, condimentum nec metus at, commodo porta libero. Donec pharetra lacus ac turpis pulvinar, quis consequat dui accumsan. Duis eget vestibulum libero, pellentesque rutrum dui. Nam ut dolor nec dolor porta accumsan. Nullam lobortis velit tortor, et feugiat justo efficitur ac. Suspendisse vitae facilisis mauris, in mattis massa. Donec consequat pulvinar condimentum. Nullam placerat tincidunt maximus. Suspendisse dapibus sapien sed purus ultrices maximus morbi cursus felis.