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2008 Voulkos Visiting Artist Fellow

The Bray is pleased to have Patti Warashina spend three weeks at the Bray as the 2008 Voulkos Visiting Artist Fellow. During this time she will have an opportunity to share her knowledge and experience as well as gain new ones.

Warashina earned both her BFA and MFA from the University of Washington, Seattle. Presently she is a Professor Emeritus from the University of Washington after 30 years of teaching.

Warashina’s awards include, “Fellow” in the American Craft Council; two NEA Grants; a “Lifetime Achievement Award/Women of the Year–2001” given by Artist Trust in Seattle; and a “Distinguished Alumnus Award–2003” from the University of Washington, Seattle. She has been given travel grants and invitations by the Japanese, Chinese, and Korean governments to participate in their cultural exchange programs. Has been granted awards from King County and Seattle Arts Commission, and received a commendation from the Governor of Washington State.

Her public collections include works in the Smithsonian, Washington, DC; the American Craft Museum in NYC; the Mint Museum; the Los Angeles County Art Museum; the Detroit, Seattle, and Tacoma art museums; as well as international museums including the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto; Australia’s Perth Cultural Center; and Korea’s Inchon World Ceramic Center.

In addition to spending time in the studio Warashina will present a two-day workshop on September 6–7. Warashina’s handbuilding techniques will be the focus of the workshop. Participants will experience and discuss Warahshina’s exploration of the figure in her methods of fabrication, such as pinching, coiling, slab, as well as some casting methods.

Warashina will present an artist talk of her work on Saturday, September 6 at 7:30 pm in the Resident’s Center.

For more information about the Warashina workshop click here