Patti Warashina

born Spokane, WA 1940
Also known as
  • Masae Patricia Warashina
  • M. Patricia Warashina
Spokane, Washington, United States
  • American

Patti Warashina is an important ceramics artist because of her contributions to the medium as well as her interest in challenging gender barriers. In 1970 she and artist Howard Kottler taught at the University of Washington and were instrumental in helping to build one of the strongest ceramic and sculpture departments on the West Coast. Warashina’s work is often humorous, offering clay figures placed in imagined environments that show her subversive thinking.