Patz Fowle

Patz Fowle has done residencies across the United States and internationally. The talent and enthusiasm she brings to the classroom are as impressive as her vast experience around the globe. A residency with Patz is sure to be a rewarding experience for students and educators alike.

Additionally, a residency with Patz traditionally brings a second artist from the Arts Commission’s Approved Artist Roster into your school. Patz’ husband, Mike, is also an approved artist for Arts-In-Education residencies. His profile can be found below.

What to Expect From a Patz Fowle Residency:

Professional Artist Patz Fowle will share the Patz Process Ceramic Technique and other traditional hand building methods for working in clay.

Professional artist Patz Fowle is a multi media artist specializing in ceramic hand-built sculpture. She is recognized internationally for her distinctive, thought-provoking, and humorous style. In 1970, Fowle developed an innovative method for hand building in clay: the Patz Process Ceramic Technique.

Through the years her ceramic sculptures and method for working in clay has become part of the rich heritage of Southern Ceramics and American Ceramic Techniques. Numerous examples of Fowle’s work and technique are in ceramic books, international periodicals, sculpture reference books and art text books. Fowle’s website is used by teachers and others in the visual arts community as a valuable and informative Ceramic Art Resource.

Patz’s Background:

1970 Developed the Patz Process Ceramic Technique
1979 Studied traditional wheel thrown ceramic techniques under the direction of Yosuke Haruta 1982 Attended Parsons School of Design/Adelphi University LI, NY.
1983 Provided internship program in her studio for students attending St. Lawrence University
1993 Featured artist on an SCETV series on PBS
1995 Selected for SCAC Roster of Approved Artists
1995-2003 Artist/Sculptor for NASCAR
2003- present Illustrator for Literacy First/ Professional Development Institute, Washington
2004 & 2005 Participated in the Savannah College of Art and Design Art Educators Forum
2004 Traveled to Rome, Venice and Florence for International Professional Development
2005 Traveled to Japan for professional development
2008 & 2009 Studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
2009 Studied atthe Kansas City Art Institute
Through her art connection in Japan, Ms. Fowle developed the International Art Exchange of Ideas. This program was created to help schools gain appreciation for different cultures and to share visual art ideas.
Fowle is a member of the National Art Education Association and has been teaching the Patz Process Ceramic Technique to thousands in ceramic workshops, museum programs and as Artist-in-Residence in schools nationally and internationally.

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