Chico ART Festival - May 10 & 11, 2024 · Finding Chico Area Artists

Pat Koszis | Ceramics

Pat Koszis | Ceramics | Chico ART Festival
Vase, slab built, cone five, 9″ high by 4″ wide by 6″ long

Pat Koszis | Ceramics| Chico ART Festival
Porcelain wood fired, cone ten, 12″ high, 8″ in diameter

Pat Koszis | Ceramics | Chico ART Festival
Platter, cone five , 11″ square

Pat Koszis | Ceramics| Chico ART Festival
Bowl made with black clay, cone five, 3″ high by 8″ in diameter

Pat Koszis | Ceramics| Chico ART Festival
Fence faces, cone five, each mask approximately 11“ x 8“

“My lifelong fascination with clay began when I was a student at California State University, San Jose. I continued my clay education at San Jose City College and got my BA degree with an emphasis in ceramics at California State University, San Francisco. I pursued making a living as a ceramic artist but had to put aside my tools when I became a single parent.”

“Fast forward 15 years, as the empty nest loomed, I took a ceramics class at the Richmond Art Center and immediately fell down the rabbit hole again. I Moved to Chico in 1997 and began a 13 year career as a production potter.”

“I used a variety of methods to produce my pieces: slump molds, drape molds and the throwing wheel. I used a mid range clay and fired to cone 5 which allowed me to combine the strength of high fire clay with the brilliant colors unattainable at higher temperatures. I love bright colors and designs. My work is largely functional although I dabble in figurative sculpture when I can.”

“In 2006, I was fortunate to join the Butte Community College ceramic staff and taught through May of 2020. I quickly learned that I love teaching…. I get immense pleasure by sharing what I have learned about clay with others. I continue to teach at my studio in Chico.”

Pat Koszis | Ceramics | Chico ART Festival

Pat Koszis first experience with the Chico Visual Arts, ChiVAA, was in 2013 when she participated in Art at the Matador art festival. She joined ChiVAA in 2014 and has been on the Board of Directors ever since. She has helped produce Art at the Matador and the Chico ART Festival since then.

Look for Pat Koszis at the 11th art festival produced by ChiVAA at the Chico ART Festival, May 10 & 11, 2024. The festival is held at outdoors on the St John’s Episcopal Church grounds on Floral Avenue, in Chico. Hours are Friday from 4 pm to 8 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm.

You can also view an earlier post with some of Pat Koszis ceramics HERE.

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