Untitled 4

Untitled 4, low fire clay with oxides and glaze, 10" x 10" x 1"

Patricia Hancock says about her work: "Among the earliest known artworks are cave paintings, painted with natural oxides on rock.  Observing the relation between the natural and the artistic is central to my natural oxide paintings. 

I use oxides in a painterly manner to create hand-built earthenware plates which directly observe the colors of nature.  They can be utilitarian when horizontal, or hung vertically as paintings on clay.  Clear, food-safe glaze covers the oxides in some of the pieces.  Others are simply bisqued circular oxide paintings.  Some show embossed images.  Some have opaque glaze partially concealing the natural oxides."
Native to Connecticut, Patricia Hancock has studied with professional artists at Hampshire College (BA); Silvermine Artists Guild in New Canaan, Connecticut; University of Iowa (Art Teacher certification) and MIU (MA).  A resident of Iowa since 1986, Patricia Hancock is an Adjunct Professor of Art Education at Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, and teach drawing, painting and clay to artists ages 3-93 in her home studio.

text and image from The Chait Galleries Downtown

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