My work is strongly influenced by architecture, both primitive and contemporary, i.e. the home, the temple and the skyscraper. I base my work on the idea of the container vessel, and at times, utilitarian forms such as teapots and lidded jars. Some of the work — bowls, vases, and platters — fall into a more ceremonial category. The image of the teapot has become a major focus of work and time.
The challenge of my work is to combine the many elements (handles, feet, spouts and lids) into a work that dances and presents a new view and image of a familiar form. My primary interest is in the process and the physical dance of making the pots. Most of my work is thrown, or thrown then altered, with some of the pieces using slabs and thrown parts. Some of my work is made in sections with handles and feet made from extruded parts.
The 2015 Studio Sale
In parting with a long-time tradition, the Patrick Horsley Studio Holiday Sale will be on vacation this year. We thank you for your support in previous years and look forward to seeing you next year.
Have a great holiday!
Patrick & Artheen Horsley