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I grew up in a small town in central Minnesota surrounded by pastures and lakes.  I found my way to clay at Berea College in Kentucky and found my inspiration in the pots being made in Minnesota and England.  I worked in potteries in England, Canada and Minnesota before setting up a studio in Portland, Oregon with Andy Balmer.  

This year I've been playing with patterning with rice paper on leather hard pots.  Cutting or tearing the paper is ridiculously captivating.  This allows me to brush multiple slips in patterns.  The paper resists the slip, leaving the bare clay.  The serendipity of the soda firing takes it from there.


Pat Burns    
11131 SW Lancaster Rd 
Portland OR    97219
(503) 246-6296

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