Patia Davis Ceramicist
Herefordshire potter, Patia Davis specialises in functional, slip decorated earthenware and high-fired ash and feldspathic glazed porcelain pieces. These pieces, wheel-thrown or slab built, are decorated with unique glazing techniques to create surface patterns which have become distinctively her own.
“My Earthenware pieces often begin with the clay as the canvas – working slip wet into wet, layer upon layer of pours, drips, trails, feathering, and brush marks with intensity and speed. The joy of being a little more out of control, freer in process has come about in part by using tin cans for trailing slip on both earthenware and porcelain. Ideas are allowed to become something else by the very nature of pouring out the slip through a fine slit, the result being looked at again and thought about afresh; worked on if exciting or cast aside.” Patia Davis
Tutored by renowned British potter, Michael Casson during her years of training at Harrow and Cardiff, post-graduation Patia was invited to join the team at Wobage and where her studio is still based today.
You can find a short film showing Patia at work by following this link