Patricia Jahla

Although formally educated as an artist/teacher (emphasis ceramics) I spent my career in the printing industry and only in 2017 became a full-time ceramic artist. My parallel love of archaeology led me to studies at Crow Canyon Archaeology Center with two well-known Pueblo potters. I changed my making method to hand-building in 1990 and started firing with the salt-bisque method, then added fumed saggar firing. I find the transition from the softness and malleability of clay, which I dig and process myself, to the ringing hardness of fired work to be endlessly fascinating. Beauty out of the kiln fires -- a gift from God, as is life itself. My work is available at Rock Run Gallery in Buena Vista and Hunter-Wolff Gallery in Colorado Springs, as well as though my studio, Bristlecone Pottery, 28992 CR 361A in Buena Vista.

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