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Patrick Horsley

Biography to Display: 

 Born, 1943 Pasco, Washington

 

EDUCATION

BFA Columbia Basin College, Pasco, Washington

MFA Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, Oregon  

 

BIOGRAPHY

Patrick Horsley is known for functional slab-built, wheel thrown or thrown and altered glazed stoneware platters, bowls, vases, and teapots. Horsley fires 2100 degrees F in a reduction atmosphere.

A second body of graphic work consists of graphic ceramic forms with brightly colored matte glazes formulated and made by Horsley. Surface Technique used to obtain the surface patterns is a combination of liquid wax resist to create sharp lines and the sprayed-on layering of glazes. Primarily Horsley uses oxides of manganese and copper to achieve the desired range of colors. Surfaces of this body of work ranges from semi-matte to very dry sculptural glaze application. [1]

Horsley stated that he wants his “glaze colors to be strong, pure, and matte in surface to produce sharp graphic patterns and glazes that absorb rather than reflect light[2].”



[1] https://patrickhorsley.com/glazes/  Last accessed: 25 October 2021

[2] Patrick Horsley, “Strong, Pure, and Matt,” Pottery Making Illustrated, Jan/Feb. 2006, pg. 12-13.

 

 

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

American Museum of Ceramic Arts, Pomona, California

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Horsley, Patrick. “Strong, Pure, and Matt.” Pottery Making Illustrated, Jan/Feb. 2006, pg. 12-13.  

“Patrick Horsley.” Mossy Creek Gallery: Artisan Pottery, Handmade in the Northwest, accessed            Aug. 7, 2021. https://www.mossycreekpottery.com/patrick-horsley

 

Website(s):

www.patrickhorsley.com

 

 

 

Center for Craft This research was supported by a Craft Research Fund Grant from the Center For Craft
   
AMOCA American Museum of Ceramic Art American Museum of Ceramic Art

 

Typical Marks

Capital “H” inside of a box, hand-drawn, not inscribed

Two impressed shapes, one small, one large with raised capital "H" in the middle

1970 - 2000
1985
Vase
Date: 1970 - 2000
Form: Vase
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
American Museum of Ceramic Arts (AMOCA) - Gift of the American Ceramic Society_2004.2.444
Photo: TMP
American Museum of Ceramic Arts (AMOCA) - Gift of the American Ceramic Society_2004.2.444
Photo: TMP
1970 - 2000
Photo: TMP
Jar and Lid
Date: 1985
Form: Jar
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
American Museum of Ceramic Arts (AMOCA) - Gift of the American Ceramic Society_2004.2.366
Photo: TMP
American Museum of Ceramic Arts (AMOCA) - Gift of the American Ceramic Society_2004.2.366
Photo: TMP
1985
Photo: TMP
Pitcher
Date: 1975
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives
Plate
Date: ca 1992
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Stain
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives

Citation: Beul, Jasmine. "The Marks Project." Last modified January 7, 2022. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/horsley