Bio

 

Patricia Griffin is a ceramic artist living and working in Cambria on the central coast of California.

Previously focused on making functional pieces, Patricia’s recent work also includes sculptural collections for public and private spaces.

Patricia owned and managed a public studio/gallery for many years, and now works from her home-based studio utilizing using solar, clay reclaim, and water conservation methods. She also is a certified California naturalist, and her interest in nature is reflected in her work.

Her work has been included in many group exhibitions and invitationals in the U.S., and she had a solo show in 2017 at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art. She has been featured in Ceramics Monthly, Pottery Makers Illustrated and Professional Artist Magazine. Her work is included in the book Ceramics – Profiles of Potters and Artisans, and the special exhibit and catalogue for Living with Clay: California Ceramics Collections.

RESUME:

Patricia Griffin Studio: 2019 - current, Cambria, Ca

Patricia Griffin Studio and Gallery: 2007-2019, Cambria, Ca

Brick-and-mortar studio and gallery space from 2007-2019 in Cambria, Ca. 

Featured in:

  • 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, Jan. 2015
  • Humor in Craft, Crafthouse Publications, 2012

 Shows and Invitationals:

  • 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 

Talks/Podcasts/Demonstrations:

  • Ventura County Potters Guild - Zoom presentation - Aug, 2022
  • Visiting Lecture - Zoom - Dept. of Art, Bridgewater State University - March, 2022
  • Art Biz Podcast/Alyson Stanfield - Increasing Art Sales - Aug, 2021
  • Cambria Center for the Arts - art talk and demonstration - 2018
  • Visiting Artist Workshop - Allan Hancock College - 2014
  • The Potters Cast - 2014

Projects:

1. Invasive Beauty - My Capstone Project
Developed a research-based art project that included a show and educational component. It was created as a capstone project for certification as a California naturalist through the UC System. Community members helped in gathering species and Patricia made molds used to create individual wall hangings featuring the plants. These were presented and sold at an event through Friends of the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve.
2. Made by Hand - Annual Event
Annual event held at her studio during the Cambria Art & Wine Festival for six years. Event featured a woodworker, quilter, weaver and painter. Each artist was provided with a demonstration and display area, as well as sales support. A portion of the sales went to a nonprofit each year, the remaining to the participating artists.
3. Workshop Series - Mark Making
Patricia created and taught two-day workshops focusing on image-making in clay, conducting eight to 12 workshops every year. 

Ceramics Education:

Bakersfield College/Ceramics Program-2000-2003

Workshop intensives at:
Arrowmont/Gatlingburg, Tn
Mendocino Art Center – Mendocino, Ca
Sierra Nevada Summer Program
Potters Council – Ireland
Idyllwild Arts Program, Idyllwild, Ca