Patricia Uchill-Simons

Artworks

Dog Covered Jar
Puppies
Dog Covered Jar
Lying Buffalo Teapot
Cat Covered Jar
Dog Covered Jar
Cat Covered Jar
Animal Covered Jar
Leopard Tile
Lying Elephant Teapot
Mandrill and Baby Teapot
Mandrill and Baby Teapot
Standing Elephant Teapot
Camel Tile

Bio

I have always loved throwing on the wheel.  For the first ten years or so, I threw strictly functional pottery, but slowly the traditional pieces began to evolve into a sort of “funk”tional pottery, such as a camel toothbrush holder, a walrus menorah, and giraffe candlesticks.

I found myself drawn to animals with exaggerated features, such as the wondrous rhinoceros, because of the way that I manipulate the clay. Collapsing the cylinders of soft clay creates the folds that lend a unique character to each piece and stamp it with my signature.

For coloring, a wash of manganese and iron or underglazes are added to these creatures, which are then fired to cone ten. The eyes are glazed to give them depth.

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Patricia Uchill-Simons

Patricia Uchill-Simons