Patsy Thola Chamberlain's Profile
My art career began with painting after graduating with an MFA from the University of Washington. When I discovered clay in the hippie hay days of Berkeley in the '60s, I liked the feel of it in my hands. Now I am a ceramic artist, inspired by the freedom of birds (especially the ones who visit my property). I'm touched by wondrous forms and colors of our planet, from the hilltops I view from my living room to the nearby raging rivers i visit on occasion. The beauty of ancient dwellings and places of worship; medieval art and religious icons also influence my design.
Throwing on the wheel was my first practice in clay. Later handbuilding became exciting; it gives me a more intimate relationship with the clay. I find it satisfying to make functional pieces that are beautiful and useful. I also love creating whimsical art with lots of color. And I love seeing the joy on your face when you admire my work!...
- Born on September 9
- Joined September 22, 2011