PAT ARMSTRONG

This is a selection of the pieces that we have by Pat Armstrong in our gallery. Contact us on 01603 767282 or via info@galleryinthelanes.co.uk to enquire about the full range.

Pat Armstrong lives and works in Stamford, Lincolnshire. She went to Art College at the age of 41 and discovered an affinity with clay. In 1990, she won the Charlie Bray Award for best all over performance in glass and ceramics.

Originally Pat’s designs were strongly influenced by Anglo Saxon pots but following a progression from a burnished and sawdust firing technique to Raku, the shapes have become more classical, with elegant long necks, flared rims, round jars and bottle shapes. Rich blue, turquoise and green complemented by black crackles and copper reduction came first, followed by pink, yellow and creamy-white glazes.

These ‘normal’ glazes were then followed by copper fumed  finishes. Two years of experimenting finally led to a limited amount of control of this volatile technique. The work involves burnishing (resulting in a very pleasing and tactile finish) and Raku firing, known as Naked Raku.

Pats work can be seen exhibited at Gallery in the Lanes, Norwich and also at our sister gallery Riverside Art & Glass, Wroxham.

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