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Patia Davis

Patia Davis
Patia Davis
Patia Davis

Patia Davis

Patia has a Studio Pottery BTEC Higher national diploma from Harrow college of Further Education. This was followed by a B.A. Hons 3 dimensional design from the South Glamorgan Institute of Higher Education.
In 1991 she joined Wobage Farm Craft Workshops having been invited by Michael and Sheila Casson.
Patia teaches Ceramics in earthenware and porcelain including trips to Lecture in Amsterdam. She also demonstrates at Fairs and Festivals.
Award:
In 1991 – 1992, she received from the Princes Youth Business Trust: “Loan on the Enterprise allowance scheme”.
In 2004: she was accepted as a Professional member of the CPA.
In 2015: she was made a Fellow of the CPA.
Her work:
Patia makes a range of pots using slip decorated earthenware and ash glazed porcelains. The innate qualities of porcelain accentuate the soft and gentle forms she is drawn to throw. She looks for a ‘sense of quiet’.
Whereas, her earthenware pieces often begin with the clay as a canvas working wet slip into wet, layer upon layer of pours, drips, trails, feathering and brush marks delivered with intensity and speed. Each piece is carefully considered in response to the moment of process, new ideas, or to previous experience. After firing, these plates, dishes and pots are transformed into three-dimensional paintings. She makes with a deep respect for past tradition, yet aims for a contemporary edge to her range of pots.
Exhibitions include:

  • Tokyo                                                                Japan
  • Tegelen                                                             The Netherlands
  • Brooke Street Pottery                                        Hay-on-Wye
  • Leach Pottery                                                    St Ives