Patricia Griffin in Studio


Thank you for your interest in my work and studio practice!

I've been a full-time artist since 2007, and I am so grateful for the Studio Friends and collectors who have encouraged and supported my work through the years.

Seems like I've always had ink or clay on my hands. I grew up in my family's newspaper and printing business in the small town of King City, Ca. Getting out the weekly paper on Wednesday night's was a family affair. Creativity was the norm: My grandmother was an artist and writer, my dad was a writer and all of my siblings grew up to be musicians, writers, printers and makers.

After high school, I went off to college to earn my stripes as a journalist. I left school before graduation, joining the staff of a daily newspaper in California's central valley, which was exploding with growth. Eventually, I left to start a public relations and design firm specializing in print media. Within a few years, the firm had morphed into a full-service agency and was thriving.

I wandered into my first art class with the intention of injecting a little fun and creative exploration not tied to satisfying clients' needs. Instead, I found a whole new world - and have been exploring its various paths ever since. After exhausting the local clay scene, I took intensive seminars and workshops at Arrowmont School of Art and Craft in Tennessee, Sierra Nevada College in Nevada and Mendocino Art Center in California.

Since 2007, I've been living and working in Cambria, Ca., an artists colony on the central coast. 

After having a brick-and-mortar shop/gallery attached to my studio for many years on Cambria's Main Street, I now work from a home studio. It is open to the public only during special occasions.

  • Calendar - International Ceramic Artists Network - 2021
  • Ceramics - Profiles of Potters and Artisans - 2020
  • Pottery Making Illustration, July-August 2020
  • Ceramics Monthly, Feb. 2016
  • Professional Artist Magazine, Dec. 2014
  • Humor in Craft, Crafthouse Publications, 2012
California Sycamore Leaves - 2023, 40'x48' Installation
  Kaiser Permanente - Moreno Valley, Ca

Murrieta Poppy View - 2022, 10'x4' Installation
  Kaiser Permanente - Murrieta, Ca

Living with Clay: California Ceramics Collections – 2018
 Included in collection of Richard and Judy Jacobs @
 Nicholas and Lee Begovic Gallery – CSUB Fullerton

Patricia Griffin: Solo Show – 2017
  Patricia Griffin Ceramics @ San Luis Obispo Museum of Art
 San Luis Obispo, Ca

National Niche Finalist – 2014
  American Made Show • Washington, DC
Clay & Glass National Show – 2013
  Association of Clay and Glass • Brea, Ca
Small Favors – 2013
  The Clay Studio • Philadelphia, Pa
Eight from ACGA –  2013
  Davis Art Center • Davis, Ca

Potters Fest – 2013-14
  Orcas Island, Eastsound, WA
Teabowl National – 2011-12
  KC Glay Guild • Kansas City, MO
Ink & Clay – 2011-12
  Kellogg University Art Gallery, Cal Poly, Pomona
Dining In: An Artful Experience –  2011
  18 Hands Gallery, Houston, Tx