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Book Signing with Patti Warashina

Presented by John Natsoulas Gallery

Date & Time:

Thursday, July 21, 2022
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Booth F09, John Natsoulas Gallery

Please join artist Patti Warashina for a book signing in Booth F09.

Patti Warashina (born 1940) is an American artist known for her imaginative ceramic sculptures. Her works are in the collection of the Museum of Arts and Design, New York, National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

She was instrumental in bringing the Seattle ceramic scene to prominence, heading up the department at the University of Washington, Seattle, as well as producing pieces that took inspiration from the Funk movement in the Bay area but with their own interpretations. Patti Warashina is best known for her figurative sculpture – pieces that tell stories which are often dreamlike or fantasies – and ranging in size from very small to larger-than-life. She works in low-fire polychrome ceramics, the colors and surface decoration both vivid and animated. While her primarily female figures clearly emerge from her own experiences, Warashina says, “They aren’t me exactly, or any version of me….they represent what I know and what I’m curious about. When I’m curious about something else, I’ll move on.”