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Pat Armstrong

Pat Armstrong has lived all her life in a small village close to Stamford in Lincolnshire. At age 41 Pat decided to go to Art college where she discovered an affinity to clay and the potter’s wheel. Pat went on to achieve a BA degree in 3D Design and she now has a successful career working as a studio potter. In 1990 she won the Charlie Bray Award for best overall performance in Glass and Ceramics.

Pat specialises in the traditional Japanese ceramic firing technique, Raku. She uses a combination of copper oxide and glaze mixture to achieve the iridescent colours in this notoriously temperamental process. Each pot is unique with no two pots ever looking the same.

Two Raku vases by Pat Armstrong, with abstract iridescent glazes

Three Raku vases by Pat Armstrong, with abstract iridescent glazes