I am what I call a generalist by nature and have skills in many art forms, I find that I call on these skills when presented with a design challenge in clay.
Many of the images I use in my clay work come from what I see in my life experiences, whether hiking in the outdoors, gardening, traveling, spending time with friends and family, or the interactions I have with the animals I meet.
There is a certain pleasure in translating those experiences into my work.
Patty Moriarty loves the transformative nature of clay and the ability to manipulate it using varied techniques for unique results. See her ceramics at the Chico ART Festival, May 12 & 13, 2023 outdoors at St John’s Episcopal Church on Floral Avenue in Chico.