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Born March 16, 1940; Spokane, WA


University of Washington, Seattle, WA, B.F.A.

University of Washington, Seattle, WA, M.F.A.


1995 University of Washington, Seattle, WA (Professor Emeritus)

1969 Cornish School of Allied Arts, Seattle, WA
1968 Eastern Michigan State Univsity, Ypsilanti, MI
1964 Wisconsin State University, Platteville, WI


Conversations, Howard House, Seattle, WA

2009 Regis Masters Exhibition, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN, in conjunction with the Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA

Bridge 9: Arthur Hash, Jon Riis, Patti Warashina, Society for Contemporary Crafts, Pittsburgh, PA
Contemporary Crafts Musum , Portland, OR

Real Politique, Howard House, Seattle, WA
Loveed Fine Art, Gallery Pahk, NYC, NY
Patti Warashina: Recent Works, Jundt Art Museum, Spokane, WA

Mile Post Queens, Howard House, Seattle, WA


"Intimate Immensity: Recent and Classic Works by Patti Warashina," Forum On The Visual Arts Gallery, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

"Beyond the Personal," University Art Gallery, New Mexico State University; Las Cruces, NM (Two person show with Ken Little)

Bentley/Tomlinson Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ (Catalog)
Green River Community College, Auburn, WA

University of Montana, Paxson Gallery, Missoula, MT

"Ceramic Sculpture 1962-91," Retrospective; Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA
Helen Drutt Gallery, New York, NY
North Harris County College, Houston, TX

Jane Hartsook Gallery, Greenwich House Potter, New York, NY

Napa Valley College, Napa, CA

Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, WA
Morgan Gallery, Kansas City, MO

Tucson Art Museum, Tucson, AZ

Theo Portnoy Gallery, New York, NY
Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, WA

Rochester Art Center, Rochester, MN
Fort George Wright College, Spokane, WA

Polly Friedlander Gallery, Seattle, WA

Grossmont College, San Diego, CA. Catalog of Exhibition, essay by Judy Schwartz

Central Washington State College, Ellensburg, WA

Left Bank Gallery, Flint, MI
Lantern Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI

Wooster-Community Art Center, Danbury, CT
Lantern Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI

Wooster-Community Art Center, Danbury, CT (two separate one-person shows)

Northwest Craft Center, Seattle, WA

Phoenix Art Gallery, Seattle, WA

Northwest Craft Exhibition, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA


Art Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, FL
University of Northern Iowa, exhibition on narrative ceramics, Cedar Falls, IO
Show of Hands: Northwest Women Artists 1880-2010, Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA
BAM Biennial 2010: Clay Throwdown!, Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA
Colloquial: An Exhibition of Local Ceramics, Gage Academy of Art, Seattle, WA

Parallel Lines, Wing Luke Asian Art Museum, Seattle, WA
Large Ceramics: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Arizona State University Art Museum & Ceramics Research Center, Tempe, AZ
International Ceramics Invitational 2009, Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL

Craft in America: Expanding Traditions, a seven city museum exhibition with a documentary (a three-part, High Definition PBS series with book), Museum of Contemporary Crafts, Portland, OR

NW Print Center, Portland, OR (2 person)
Human Form in Clay- the Minds Eye. (international exhibition) Museum of Contemporary Ceramic Art; organized by the Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, and Nihon Dezai Shimbun, Inc. Shigaraki Japan. Travels to: Museum of Ceramic Art; Hyogo, Japan Curated by Makiko Sakamoto and Hiroko Miura
Let's Enjoy a Laugh: Humor and Whimsey in RAM's Collection, Racine Museum of Art, WI
Figuring the Feminine: Women Ceramists of the Pacific Northwest. Portland Community College, Northview Gallery; curated by Marie Sivak.
Natural Elements: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Contemporary Crafts Museum and Gallery, Portland, OR.
Mono Print 2006; James Snidle Fine Arts; Chico,CA
Intersections: Contemporary Work by Japanese American Artists; The Gallery, Bainbridge Island, WA.
Telling Stories: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA.
Neither Man not Beast, from Permanant Art Collection, Mesa Contemporary Arts Center; AZ
SOFA NEW YORK 2006; represented by Loveed Fine Arts, NYC

Dual Vision- the Simona and Jerome Chazen collection, Museum of Arts and Design, NYC.
Diverse domain- Contemporary NorthAmerican Ceramic Art. Taipei County Yingge Ceramics Museum (YingKo Mus.), and NCECA; Taipei County Government; Taiwan.
Japan/USA: A Cross Cultural Exchange, Santa Fe Clay, NM.
SOFA New York 2005, (8th Annual International Exposition of Sculpture Objects and Functional Art) represented by Loveed Fine Arts Associates, New York, 7th Regiment Armory.
Walking Clay /figurative sculpture, Gallery Pahk, Loveed Fine Arts, and Dai Ichi Arts. group exhibition at Gallery Pahk
Interactions With Clay / Ceramics Invitational, Armory Art Center; Palm Beach, FL, curated by Debra Weinstein.
Stories and Visions of Nature in Clay, curated by Mark Burleson, Signature Shop and Gallery, Atlanta, GA.
Fete 05 Tour de Clay, (NCECA Benefit Auction), Boston, MA.
20th Annual 30 Ceramic Sculptors Exhibition at 16th Annual California Conference forAdvancement of Ceramic Art (CCACA)
Northwest Visits the North East, Society of Arts and Crafts (SAC), Boston, MA.
Partners: Considerations Rather Than Constraints, curated by Deborah Paine; Kirkland Art Center, Kirkland, WA.

Howard House Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA.
Loveed Fine Art, Gallery Pahk, NYC, NY.
Contemp. American Ceramics l950 - 1990 - traveling exhib. sponsored by the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
Bare Clay: Ceramic Nudes in the 20th Century Art, Garth Clark Gallery, NY

Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, Gifu; Ceramic Cultural Park, Mino, Japan. The Legacy of Modern Ceramic Art, Part II: Modern Ceramic Art from an International Perspective
21st Century Ceramics in the U.S and Canada;Columbus College of Art and Design, Ohio, curated by William Hunt.

Clay Body Rhetoric: Ceramic Figures of Speech, Beach Mus. of Art; Kansas State University,curated by Glen Brown,..
Northwest Masters, Selections from the City of Seattle Portable Works coll.; Bank America Tower (City Space/Seattle Art Gallery)

World Contemporary Ceramic Exposition 2002, Shaping the Future with Earth, Ichon, Korea
USA Clay, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Renwick Gallery, Washington DC: '01 Selections from the Allan Chasanoff Ceramic Collection:, Mint Museum, Charlotte,NC

Color and Fire: Defining Moments in Studio Ceramics, 1950-2000, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA. Traveling to: (Book) curated by Jo Lauria

Air Hockey, Howard House, Seattle, WA

Women in the Weisman Collection: The Spirit of Seneca Falls, Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.

Four Person Invitation Exhibition of Drawing & Paintings, Las Vegas Museum of Art (held in conjunction with NCECA Conference), Las Vegas, NV.
Centennial Ceramics Exhibition, The Society of Arts and Crafts. Boston, MA. curated by Gail M. Brown and Beth Ann Gerstein
Group Exhibition of Permanent Work, The Renwick Gallery, National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian. Washington, DC.

A Continuing Tradition: The University of Washington Ceramics Department Faculty, William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA curated by Billy Howard

Tell Me a Story: Narrative Art in Clay and Glass.; (Continuing: two-year travel to SE Asia.); curated by Karen Chambers; Funded by USIA (United States Information Agency). Victoria Arts Complex, Melbourne, Australia Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kachsiung, Taiwan. (Catalog) Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea. (Catalog)
Exploring A Movement: Feminist Visions In Clay, A Multi-Site Exhibition of Feminist Ceramics. Presented in Four Themes. Curated by Jo Lauria. 52-page catalog. Laband Art Gallery, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA. Jose Drudis-Biada Art Gallery, Mount St. Mary's College, Los Angeles, CA. Downey Museum of Art, Downey, CA. Wingnall Museum/Gallery, Chaffey College, Rancho Cucamonga,CA.

Tell Me a Story: Narrative Art in Clay and Glass. New Delhi Triennale, New Delhi, India; The Silkpakorn University Art Center, Bangkok, Thailand; The Center of Northern Thai Handicrafts, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Tell Me a Story: Narrative Art in Clay and Glass. Inaugural Exhibition, at the Taft Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio; two-year travel to SE Asia.
Tales and Tradition: Storytelling in the 20th Century American Craft. U of St.Louis Art Museum, St. Louis MO. Two-year national tour. Curated by Lloyd Herman and Matthew Kangas. (Major catalog.) Sponsored by Craft Alliance; St. Louis, MO.
Celebrating the Maker: Seventh National Ceramic Conference 1993. Adelaide, S. Australia

Views and Visions In the Pacific Northwest, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA.

Women in Art Today, sponsored by National Museum of Women in the Arts (traveled to museums in Washington, D.C., and Washington State for one year)
Perth International Crafts Triennial (work from Australia, Europe, Japan, USA), Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth Cultural Centre, Perth, Western Australia

The Eloquent Object, Philbrook Museum of Art,Tulsa, Oklahoma (circulated nationally through 1989)

Painting and Sculpture by Candidates for Art Awards, American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York, New York

What‚s Happening - Contempory Art from California, Oregon, and Washington (Part l), Alternative Center for InternationalArts, Inc., New York, New York
Return of the Narrative, Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, California

The Animal Image - Contempory Objects and the Beast, Renwick Gallery, National Museum of American Art, Washington, DC.
The Clay Figure, American Craft Museum, New York, New York

International Exhibition of Ceramics, 1972, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, Great Britain

Contemporary Ceramic Art - USA, Canada, Mexico, Japan, National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan

Tenth International Exhibition of Ceramic Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC


2009 Regis Master, selected by the Northern Clay Center & Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN

Morrie & Joan Alhadeff PONCHO Artist of the Year Award (Northwest Artist), Seattle, WA
Voulkos Fellow, Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Helena, MT

Oral History for the Archives of American Art; Smithsonian Institution (Interview by Doug Jeck); Nanette Laitman Documentation Project.
Honorary Member of NCECA; the National Council on the Education for Ceramic Arts.

University Libraries 2005 Artist Images Series; Featured Artist, U. of W.; Seattle

Distinguished Alumna Award ; (College of Arts and Sciences); University of Washington, Seattle, WA..

Lifetime Achievement Award/Woman of the Year: (Twining Humber Award) given by Artist Trust; Seattle, WA.
China: Cultural Exchange: Invitation to come from China, sponsored by CWCIE. Shanghai, Yixing, Beijing, Xian, Hong Kong.
Korea : Cultural Exchange: World Ceramic Exposition 2001 Korea Organizing Committee (WOCEK); " World Contemporary Ceramics"; an invitational event at the Exposition at the Ichon World Ceramic Center

Elected Member to American Craft Council of Fellows; New York City, NY.
Personal papers collected by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.

Arts/Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty Scholar Award, Fall
University of Washington Graduate School Fund
Honor Program Award, King County Arts Commission, Seattle; sculpture installed at Meydenbauer Convention Center; Bellevue, WA. ("Mercurial Miss" installed March 1994)

29 Year Retrospective; Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA. Vicki Halper, Curator.

National Endowment for the Arts Award
Northwest Special Collections: To honor NW Artist of Significant Accomplishments; Seattle Arts Commission 1% for the Arts Portable Works Collection; Commissioned sculpture located at the Seattle Opera House. ("A Procession")

Govenor's Award of Special Commendation for the Arts; Olympia, WA.

World Craft Council Travel Grant, Japan/United States Friendship Committee, and Ford Foundation Grant; (travels to Japan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, Bali, Philippines).

National Endowment for the Arts Award

University of Washington Graduate School Research Fund


University of California, Chico, CA


American Craft Museum, New York City, NY. "Pidder Potter"
Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC. "Octopus Car", "Airborne"
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth Cultural Center; Perth, Australia. "Kiss Off"
Sea of Japan Exposition; Kanazawa-shi, Japan. "American Beauty Rose"
National Museum of American Art / Smithsonian Institute; Renwick Collection: Washington, D.C."Convertible Car Kiln"
Everson Art Museum; Syracuse, NY. "Caesar's Nightgown"
Kansas City Art Inst.; Kansas City, KS."Faucet Pot"
Joe and Emily Lowe Art Museum; Coral Gables, FL.
Henry Art Gallery; Seattle, WA. "Serious Business"
Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, TN "Wash 'n Wear"
Seattle Art Museum; Seattle, WA. "Faucet Pot"; "Tiger Lily"
Charlie A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts; Racine, WI. "Crossing the Border" (donated by Karen Johnson Boyd)
Tacoma Art Museum; Tacoma, WA. "Dinnerware Fiesta"
Detroit Art Institute; Detroit, MI. ; Porcelain Sphere
Kalamazoo Institute of the Arts; Kalamazoo, MI.; "Canine Campaign"
Canton Art Institute; Canton, OH. "Hard as Nails"
Arkansas Art Center; Mac Arthur Park; Little Rock, AK. "Coupling"
John Michael Kohler Art Museum; Sheboygan, WI. "Car Kiln"
Meydenbauer Convention Center; Bellevue, WA. "Mercurial Miss"
Seattle Portable Art Collection; Seattle, WA. "A Procession" , "Automology"
University of Washington Medical Center; Seattle, WA. "NW Passage"
Boone Gallery, Palomar College; San Macros, CA. "Sure Fire Kiln #1"
University of Iowa Art Museum; Joan Mannheimer Collection. Iowa City, IA. "Bank of America"
University of Colorado; Boulder, CO. "Ball Lightning" (Graphite drawing) Meany Hall for the Performing Arts, University of Washington; Seattle, WA. "White Cap"
Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA. "Venus on the 1/2 Shell"
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX. "Passion for Papilio"
Fredrick Weisman Museum, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN. "Rope Trick"
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA. "Yellow Ford From The East"
Jundt Art Museum, Gonzaga University; Spokane, WA; "Plum Beautiful" Vase Head; "Red Eyes" AP (drypoint)


Asian American Journal: International Examiner. “Conversations with Artist Patti
Warashina by Thomas Ohaus. Vol. 25 No. 23; Dec. 5-18, '01. (B/W photo of work at Howard House Contemporary and text.
Houston Chronicle, (Arts and Entertainment); Patrictia C. Johnson; “Artists take poetic license with Clay” review. Exhibition curated by Helen Duret, Phil. (Photo “Metamorphosisof a Car Klin”)
Milestones, Vol. 5, no. 4; April 01. Phoenix Arts Commission, Public Art Program.
Contemporary Print Exhibition: 'Limited Edition,' pg. 1. Color photo: Series of monoprint, “A Visit from Above,” labeled Untitled.
North American Post, NW Nikkei. “Patti Warashina wins award from the University of Washington.” May 3, '03; Vol. 20, (No. 18), pg. 1.
Northwest Asian Weekly, (Names in the News); announcement: Distinguished Alums Award from the University of Washington College of Arts and Sciences at its annual Celebration of Distinction; April 19-April 2 5, '03; Vol. 22 No. 16. pg. 5.
Seattle Post Intelliger. “Still Standing” by Ragina Hacket. Feature article/ and review of solo exhibition at Howard House Contemporary. Life/Arts, Dec. 18, '01; Section E1 and E3; (color photo and review).
Seattle Times. “Life's Losses Find Form in Clay Figures of Seattle Artist” by Sheila Farr, art critic. Extended review of solo exhibition at Howard House Contemporary. Visual Arts; Dec. 7/01, pg. 40; (2 color photo and review).
Seattle Times,, (Northwest Life); Arts Brief “Ceramic Artist Wins Alums Award at UW” (announcement); Wednesday, April 30, 2003.
Seattle Weekly. “Patti Warashina” by Andrew Egelson. Review of solo exhibition at Howard House Contemporary. Visuals Arts June 30-Juy 6 pg. 67. (color photo and article)
Smithsonian Magazine. “Creation in Clay,” March 2001, pg.44. Color photo: Convertible Car Klin.” (Artist and work is featured briefly to advertise USA Clay Exhib.)


American Style. "Thanks for the Memories." Sara Jerome, Issue 44, Aug. 2005., pg. 28,
Ceramics Monthly. "Review: Double Vision" by Mason Riddle, Nov. 2004, pg. 14
Diverse Domain-Contemporary North American Ceramic Art Exhibition; Taipei county Yingge Ceramic Musueum, Taipei, Taiwan. (205 pg catalogue; pg.166, l67, 202)
Koplas, Janet. Art in America, "Report from Seattle/ Plugged In and Caffeinated"; Sept. 1995, No, 8, (mentioned pg.64 and 71,
Mathieu. “Sex Pots Eroticism in Ceramics;” Rutgers University Press; New Brunswick,
New Jersey; 2003. (pgs. 128; color photo: “Domestic Breakthrough,” pg. 129).
Mint Museum, “Allan Chasanoff CERAMIC Collection;” 225 pg. hardback catalog. Curated by Mary Douglas . Color Photo; “Octopus Car,” pg. 115.
Museum of Art and Design. "Dual Vision - the Simona and Jerome Chazen collection exhibition, 200 page catalogue for exhibition; Pg.157.
Revista Ceramica International. Madrid Spain. " El Barro Desnudo" by AntoniaVivas. No. 95, 2005. pg. 30.
Review of group exhibition of nude figures, curated by Garth Clark, NY.
Scholastic Art. "Women Ceramic Artists / Working with Volume", Dec '04/Jan. '05 Vol.35 No.3 Cover: "Plum Beautiful".
Scott, Paul Painted Clay: “Graphic Arts and the Ceramic Surface,” pg. 136; Published A & C Black; United Kingdom. Color photo and statement.
World Ceramic Exhibition 2001 Korea Organizing Committee (WOCEK); ”World
Contemporary Ceramics;”195 page publication issued conjunction for the official invitational event of the Exposition at the Ichon World Ceramic Center held 8/10/01-10/28/01. Pg. 164-167, pg.90 (text and 5 color photos).
Works by Ceramic Artists from Around the World. Albums to commemorate l00 yr. Jingdezen, and 2006 International Ceramic Fair(2 hardback Volumes: 500 pgs); Published: Shanghai Fine Arts. (Vol. 2, pg.202) Photo: "Oil Slick"
Kangas, Matthew, Sculpture Magazine;"Personal and Political/ Patti Warashina"; March 06, Vol.25, No.2. (pg. 46. 47) Color photos, review of new work.
American Ceramics Magazine; Review of exhibition , Rome Series at Loveed Fine Arts in NYC. by Ann Rothman. Vol. 15, No. 2006 1; pg. 72
Human Form in Clay- the Minds Eye. (international exhibition) Museum of Contemporary Ceramic Art; organized by the Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, and Nihon Dezai Shimbun, Inc. Shigaraki Japan. 128 page catalogue (pg. 30, 3l photos; 99, l07).
Ceramic Sculptors 2006 Anual Exhibition Catalogue; Natsoulas Gallery, and Press. pg. 30 (photo: Prima Peara) 74 pages
Kangas, Matthew. Epicenter/ Essays on North American Art. Midmarch Arts Press, NYC; (pub. 2005) ; Pgs. 109, 163, 212-217.
Kangas, Matthew. Craft and Concept/ the Rematerialization of the Art Object. Midmarch Arts Press, NYC (pub. 2006); pgs. 68, 70, 77, 84,85, 87, 88, 94-97, 99, 102, 1 62, 179, 183, 335, 382, xiv
Ostermann, Matthias. The Ceramic Narritive. U. of Pennsylvania Press, Phildelphia. 2006
pg. 193, 194 (photo Crow Whisper, Tule Lake Retreat)
NCECA. Explorations annd Navigations: The Resonance of Place. NCECA 40th Annual confernce Catalogue. pg. l52, l53. "Closing statement and Survey of Life's Work: Patti Warashina".


Guest Lecturer, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Guest Lecturer, University of Nebreaska, NA
Juror, Flintridge Foundation, Pasadena, CA
NCECA,( National Council of Education for the Ceramic Arts) conference in Portland, Oregon. (Closing statement for conference).
California Conference for Advancement of Ceramic Art (CCACA); Davis, CA.
Linfield College, Sheridan, OR.
Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL (lecture/workshop)
Pottery NW, Seattle Center. Lecture and collaborative demonstration with Akio Takamori, Jamie Walker, Doug Jeck.