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Patti Warashina: Wit and Wisdom

July 12 - October 27, 2013

"Even for people familiar with the range of her work, this show of more than 120 pieces holds surprises." -- Sheila Farr, Seattle Met

Patti Warashina: Wit and Wisdom honors Pacific Northwest artist Patti Warashina (b. 1940) for her tremendous, unparalleled contributions to the world of ceramics with a retrospective of over 120 works spanning a 50-year career. Warashina is known for her curiosity, effervescence, and healthy dose of skepticism. Her themes of human condition, feminism, car-culture, and political and social topics are raised by staying tuned-in to current news reports and her own subconscious voice.

A prolific sculptress and retired Professor Emerita from University of Washington where she taught ceramic arts for 25 years, Warashina is revered by generations of ceramic artists and devoted collectors. She is the recipient of numerous awards and her work is featured in public collections worldwide including The Smithsonian/Renwick Museum, Washington, DC, Museum of Art and Design, NYC, Los Angeles County Art Museum, the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Australia's Perth Cultural Center, and Korea's Icheon World Ceramic Center.


Patti Warashina
Passage Through Venetian Light (detail), 2012
Low-fire clay, underglaze, glaze, mixed media
122 1/4 x 60 x 60 in.
Collection of the artist


Organized and curated by the American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, California. Local presentation curated by Stefano Catalani and made possible by leading support from The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support provided by the City of Bellevue Arts Program.