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Patti M. Warashina, Pat Bauer

Biography to Display: 

1940Born Spokane, Washington

EDUCATION

1962BFA University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

1964MFA University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1964-1965Wisconsin State University, Platteville, Wisconsin

1965-1968Eastern Michigan State University, Ypsilanti, Michigan

1968-1969Cornish School of Applied Arts, Seattle, Washington

1970-1995Professor Emerita, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

 

Patti Warashina began her ceramic career as a potter throwing functional pots. She moved on to hand build and cast the typically humorous, satirical or dream-like figures that are the main focus of her work. These are made from a low fire polychrome ceramic material or a white clay body. The figures she creates display a playful, slightly twisted, approach to the human body. She uses her work to take a stand on social and political issues that concern her, and often groups figures together to enhance her narrative.

Warashina exhibited as Patti Bauer from l964 to l970.

An interview with Patti Warashina conducted September 8, 2005, by Doug Jeck, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America is available at:
http://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/interviews/oral-history-interview-patti-warashina-12864. 

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia

Canton Art Institute, Canton, Ohio

Detroit Art Institute, Detroit, Michigan

Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York

Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

Frederick Weisman Museum, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Ichon World Ceramic Center, Korea

John M. Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Kyoto National Museum of Modern Art, Japan

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Los Angeles, California

Memphis Brooks Museum, Memphis, Tennessee

The Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina

Museum of Arts and Design, New York, New York

Nelson-Atkins Art Museum, Kansas City, Kansas

Scripps College, Claremont California

Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington

Smithsonian American Art Museum Renwick Gallery, Washington, DC

Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, Washington

Tucson Art Museum, Tucson, Arizona

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Douglas, Mary. Allan Chasanoff Ceramic Collection. Charlotte, NC: Mint Museum of Craft+Design, 2002.

Jerome, Sara. "Thanks for the Memories.” American Style, August 2005.

Kangas, Matthew. “Personal and Political/ Patti Warashina.” Sculpture Magazine, March 2006.

Koplas, Janet. "Report from Seattle/ Plugged In and Caffeinated.” Art in America, September 1995.

Mathieu, Paul. Sex Pots: Eroticism in Ceramics. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2003.

Ostermann, Matthias. The Ceramic Narrative. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2006.

Riddle, Mason. "Review: 'Double Vision.'” Ceramics Monthly, November 2004.

Scott, Paul. Painted Clay: Graphic Arts and the Ceramic Surface. London, England: A&C Black, 2001.

Warashina, Patti and Martha Kingsbury. Patti Warashina: Wit and Wisdom. Pomona, CA: American Museum of Ceramic Art, 2012.

 

CV or Resume: Click Here to Download

CV or Resume: Click Here to Download
Source: Theo Portnay Gallery, Elaine Levin Archive, University of Southern California

 

Typical Marks

Patti Warashina first signed her work "Warashina" while a student at a University of Washington (1958-1964). From about 1964-1970 she signed with a BAUER stamp, often accompanied by "Warashina" signed with underglaze and a brush. After 1970 she signed "Patti Warashina" either with a brush and underglaze or, incised into the clay with a stylus.

ca 1963
ca 1964
ca 1964
ca 1964
1968
ca 1968
ca 1970
1977
ca 1985
1991
2003
2015
2016
Bottle
Date: ca 1963
Form: Bottle
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Wax Resist
Photo: Patti Warashina
Photo: Patti Warashina
Box
Date: ca 1964
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Slip Trailing
Photo: Patti Warashina
Photo: Patti Warashina
Bottle
Date: ca 1964
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Slip Trailing
Photo: Patti Warashina
Photo: Patti Warashina
Jar with Bamboo Handle
Date: ca 1965
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Robert L. Pfannebecker Collection
Photo: TMP
Robert L. Pfannebecker Collection
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Covered Jar
Date: 1968
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Slip Trailing
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marer Collection, 78.1.230, Scripps College
Photo: TMP
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marer Collection, 78.1.230, Scripps College
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Basket
Date: ca 1968
Materials: Stoneware
Surface Technique: Overglaze (On Glaze), Underglaze
Photo: Patti Warashina
Photo: Patti Warashina
Ketchup Kiss
Date: ca 1969
Form: Sculpture
Method: Thrown, Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: Patti Warashina
Photo: Patti Warashina
Kiln with Fried Eggs and Bacon
Date: ca 1970
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Slab Built, Hand Built
Surface Technique: Carved, Incised, Polychrome
E. John Bullard Collection
E. John Bullard Collection
Beating the Housewife Blues
Date: 1977
Form: Sculpture
Materials: White Earthenware
Method: Cast, Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Margaret Pennington Collection
Photo: John Polak
Margaret Pennington Collection
Photo: John Polak
Bird Blitz
Date: ca 1985
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Slab Built, Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Judith and Martin Schwartz Collection
Photo: John Polak
Judith and Martin Schwartz Collection
Jar Head
Date: 1991
Form: Sculpture
Method: Carved, Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: Patti Warashina
Photo: Patti Warashina
MPQ Series
Date: 2003
Form: Sculpture
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: Patti Warashina
Photo: Patti Warashina
Bird
Date: 2016
Form: Sculpture
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
June Sakata Collection
Photo: TMP
June Sakata Collection
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified April 22, 2019. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/warashina