and this was published in Ceramics Monthly, in February 1998:
"Contrary to popular opinion, form does not follow function. Form follows forlorn hope."
I asked Patrick about his process in creating the piece that was awarded Best of Show 1998 and this is what he had to say:
|Best of Show 1998|
This T-Pot was sprayed with a copper slip and then sprayed with a high clay, high barium matt copper carbonate glaze. I like my work to absorb the light not reflect it.
I see my pots in profile; more two dimenstional rather than three dimensional.
I have a number of teapots in both private collections and in museums and have been awarded Best of Show in other venues."