Patricia Munson's Profile

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I live on a sustainable farm in the Arkansas Ozarks. With my husband Greg I grow most of my vegetables and fruit I eat. We raised all out meat until this year.
We live about 30 miles from the nearest town big enough to have a stop light.

The surroundings and culture from around the Ozarks often find their way into my works, from quilt designs to mountain sunsets.


I studied pottery in the art department of the University of Central Arkansas in the 80's
I made functional and art pottery for many years.

In 2001 while I was undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer I started making clay earrings for two reasons.
One: With no hair, earrings became important for me to feel more in control of who I…

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  • Female
  • Born on October 21
  • Joined January 15, 2010

Favorite materials

Cone 6 stoneware and porcelain, surgical steel ear wires, earth tone glazes, bright glazes in primary and secondary colors

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About

I live on a sustainable farm in the Arkansas Ozarks. With my husband Greg I grow most of my vegetables and fruit I eat. We raised all out meat until this year.
We live about 30 miles from the nearest town big enough to have a stop light.

The surroundings and culture from around the Ozarks often find their way into my works, from quilt designs to mountain sunsets.


I studied pottery in the art department of the University of Central Arkansas in the 80's
I made functional and art pottery for many years.

In 2001 while I was undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer I started making clay earrings for two reasons.
One: With no hair, earrings became important for me to feel more in control of who I was and Two my mind and body would not work together to throw on the wheel or do other large work.

Since that time I have become more strong and capable than ever before breast cancer but I so enjoy making the tiny works of art that each earring represents.
My first earrings were very crude but my methods have evolved over the last decade and I am more able to move from concept to creation.
I celebrate nature and the Ozarks in some works and celebrate my roots in the colors and designs from the sixties in others.

I work in cone six stoneware and porcelain. I used only earth tone glazes until the last few years but I am now finding much joy in bright colors now with out giving up my earth tone roots. All glazes are food safe. I use surgical steel, hypoallergenic ear wires.

The farm and woods around me ground me and working in clay expands me.

I hope you will enjoy your trip to my shop.

For pictures of the farm and more of my work go to:
www.roundmountainpottery.com

For more of my favorite method of making earrings go to:
http://www.squidoo.com/potteryearrings



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