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 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.

I pursued a career in marketing and design and managed a full-service agency prior to finding clay. It happened while taking a drawing class at a community college when I wandered into the campus clay studio – and found a whole new world. I've 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. 

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