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Phyllis A. Pacin, Phy Pacin

Biography to Display: 

 

EDUCATION

1963-1971 2 BFAs, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois

1973 MFA, Mills College, Oakland, California

 

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1973---Studio artist, Phyllis Pacin Design

 

 

Biography

Phyllis Pacin creates paintings composed of multiple tiles fired using the raku process. This firing contrasts the colorful luster glazes with the smoke blackened clay. The tiles are typically parallelograms although she also uses squares.

Pacin is most interested in playing with space in the picture plane and creating spatial illusions including a trompe l’oeil illusion of three-dimensional form. Each stoneware tile is hand rolled and textured. Once the composition is complete the individual tiles are mounted on acrylic or wood forms.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, California

Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, California

Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, California

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Chang, Richard. “Brea Gallery Presents Clay and Glass Works in New Exhibit.” Orange County (CA) Register, February 2013.

Lark Crafts. The Best of 500 Ceramics: Celebrating a Decade in Clay. Asheville, NC: Lark Books, 2012.

Hemachandra, Ray. 500 Raku: Bold Explorations of a Dynamic Ceramics Technique.”  Asheville, NC: Lark Books, 2011.

Snyder, Jeffrey. Ceramics Today. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing, 2010.

Lark Crafts. 500 Tiles: An Inspiring Collection of International Work. Asheville, NC: Lark Books, January 2008.

“Interview.” Mills Quarterly, Oakland, CA (Summer 2007).

“Raku the Universal Language of Clay.” New South Wales, Australia, Ceramics TECHNICAL (November 2003).

Peck, Kristin. The Art of Handmade Tile. Iola, WI: Krause Publications, July 2002.

“Canvas Can’t Contain this Exhibit.” Oakland (CA) Tribune, May 2002.

Goletz, Deborah. Ceramic Art Tile for the Home. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing, 2001.

 

CV or Resume: Click Here to Download
Source: Artist

Website(s):

www.phyllispacin.com

Artist's Studio: Phyllis Pacin Ceramic Design

 

Typical Marks

Last name: mismatched lead type letters, approximately 1/2 inch in length total. Signature appears randomly on some of the tiles that make up each piece. Older signature: Pacin written into clay with pin tool at bottom of stoneware wall pieces and on bottoms of pots when I was making pots. Older: Pacin with a script "P" written into clay with pin tool on bottom of pots.

ca. 1975—
Flying #1
Date: 2006
Form: Sculpture, Tile, Wall Hanging
Materials: Raku, Clay
Method: Raku fired, Hand Built (Hand-textured raku fired tile wall sculpture.)
Surface Technique: Glaze, Impressed, Raku, Stamped, Wax Resist
Photo: Sibilia Savage
Photo: Gary Fox
Out of Touch
Date: 2008
Form: Sculpture, Tile, Wall Hanging
Materials: Raku, Clay
Method: Raku fired, Hand Built (Hand-textured raku fired tile wall sculpture.)
Surface Technique: Glaze, Impressed, Raku, Stamped, Wax Resist
Photo: Sibilia Savage

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified October 13, 2019. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/pacin