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Patricia Fowle, Patz Fowle

Biography to Display: 

Born 1954 Ringgold, Georgia

Died 2021



Parsons School of Design, New York City, New York

Adelphi University, Garden City, New York

Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Georgia



2005 Artist-in-Residence, teaching the Patz Process Ceramic Technique, American School, Tokyo, Japan



2010 Mentor, The Teacher Institute in Contemporary Art (TICA), School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

2013-    Visual arts coordinator. South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics, Hartsville, South Carolina



Patz Fowle is known for illustrative, handmade ceramic sculptures glazed with bright low-fire colors. Works often feature anthropomorphic animals, such as zoo animals taking a taxi or a fish walking to work with a briefcase.

Fowle has developed unique sculptural techniques known as the “Patz Process Ceramic Technique.” This technique has been recognized by the American Ceramic Society and featured in art textbooks.

Fowle collaborates with her husband Mike Fowle on large scale metal public art sculptures.



Public Collections to Display: 

American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, California

Big Bleu Birdnanna, public art sculpture, commissioned by city of Florence, South Carolina

Dr. Ronald E. McNair Life History Center, Lake City, South Carolina

McLeod Regional Medical Center/ McLeod Family Medicine Center, Florence, South Carolina 


Bibliography to Display: 

Fowle, Patz. “Patz Fowle: A Clay Cat, Hartsville, South Carolina.” Artists Portfolio: Ceramic Arts Network.

Fowle, Patz. Remember When.... N.p.: Booksurge LLC 2008.





Center for CraftCenter For Craft



AMOCA American Museum of Ceramic ArtAMOCA American Museum of Ceramic Art


Typical Marks

“Patz Fowle” usually with a year. 

Rhino Ride
Date: 1994
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Stoneware
Dimensions: 4.4 x 0.4 x 6.7 inches
American Museum of Ceramic Art, gift The American Ceramic Society, 2004.2.255
Photo: TMP
American Museum of Ceramic Art, gift The American Ceramic Society, 2004.2.255

Citation: Beul, Jasmine. "The Marks Project." Last modified June 9, 2023.