• "Dreamer" installed in Seattle on 3/15/22

    "Dreamer" installed in Seattle on 3/15/22

    "DREAMER" UPDATE: After delays due to construction slowdowns during the pandemic and an ongoing concrete strike in Seattle, "Dreamer" was finally installed at the corner of Westlake Ave. and Republican St. in Seattle, Washington on 3/15/22. Patti was commissioned to create the public art piece by Vulcan Real Estate in 2019. "Dreamer" was fabricated with cast aluminum and paint by Fabrication Specialties under the direction of Larry Tate, and measures approximately 13.5'x 18' x 8' HWD.

  • Recent Awards & Honors

    2024 2024 Golden Graduate Distinguished Alumna Award ('62-'64), University of Washington, Seattle, WA

    2022 American Craft Council Gold Medal Award
    American Craft Council, Minneapolis, MN

    2022 Torch Bearer Award, Sri Chinmoy Oneness Home Peace Run, Seattle, WA

    2021 The Meloy Stevenson Award of Distinction
    Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT

    2020 Smithsonian Visionary Award
    Smithsonian Women's Committee, Washington, DC

    2018 United States Artists Fellowship
    United States Artists, Chicago,IL

  • Current/Upcoming Exhibitions


    Poke in the Eye: Art of the West Coast Counterculture
    Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
    June 21 - Sept. 2, 2024

    New Artwork by Patti Warashina and Carol Gouthro
    Radius Gallery, CLAYWORKS Gallery, Missoula, MT
    Sept. 13 - Oct. 23, 2024

    REVEAL: Recent Acquisitions 2020-2023
    American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, CA
    Nov. 4, 2023 through July 21, 2024

  • Past Exhibitions


    Patti Warashina: The World Upside Down (Solo)
    Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA.
    August 3 - Sept. 2, 2023

    Funk You Too! (Group)
    Museum of Arts & Design, New York, NY
    Through Aug. 27, 2023
    ("Metamorphosis of a Car Kiln," 1971)

    New Ceramics by Patti Warashina (Solo)
    John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
    April 5 - June 24, 2023

    Patti Warashina: The World Upside Down (Solo)
    San Juan Island Museum of Art, Friday Harbor, WA
    Mar. 2 - May 29, 2023

    Patti Warashina: Clay and Prints (Solo)
    Bainbridge Arts & Crafts, Winslow, WA
    Jan. 6 - Feb. 14, 2023


    Patti Warashina (Solo)
    Marmot Art Space, Spokane, WA
    June 1 - 30, 2022

    Three Sculptors: Warashina, Currier & Lyon
    Lucy LaCoste Gallery, Concord, MA
    May 15 thru June 4, 2022

    Craft Front and Center
    Museum of Art and Design, New York, NY
    Exhibit from Permanent Collection
    Show closed Feb. 13, 2022
    "Pitter Podder" (1966) and "Gold Finger" (1971)


    Beyond the Blue
    Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY
    Exhibit from Permanent Collection
    Show closed Nov. 21, 2021
    "Ketchup Kiss" (1969)

    Global Asias: Contemporary Asian and Asian American Art
    Palmer Art Museum at Penn State University, University Park, PA
    Aug. 27 - Dec. 12, 2021

    Art Market San Francisco/Natsoulas Gallery
    San Francisco, CA
    Sept. 3 - Oct. 3, 2021
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    SOFA Chicago/John Natsoulas Gallery
    Navy Pier Carousel, Chicago, IL
    Nov. 4 - 7, 2021

    Nanette's Gifts
    Ceramic Art Museum of Alfred University, Alfred, NY
    Show closed July 24, 2021

    Who What When Where
    Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY
    Exhibit from Permanent Collection
    Now - Aug. 22, 2021
    "Beating the Housewife Blues" (1976)

    A Chronicle of Modern Crafts: Works from the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto Collection
    National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan
    Exhibit from Permanent Collection
    July 9 - August 22, 2021
    "American Beauty Rose" (1970)and "Sour Milk Sea" (1970)

    Pop Meets Funk
    Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA.
    June 9 - August 1, 2021


    "Duality & Context"
    Scripps College 76th Ceramic Annual
    Invitational Exhibition
    Scripps College
    Claremont, CA


    "The Great Race"
    Invitational Exhibition
    Clay Art Center
    Port Chester, NY
    February 2 thru March 30, 2019

    "Crossing Dimensions"
    Invitational Exhibition
    High Point Center for Printmaking
    Minneapolis, MN
    March 1-31, 2019

    "Patti Warashina: Conversations in Clay"
    Solo Exhibition
    Otterbein University, Frank Museum
    Westerville, OH
    Aug. 29 - 6, 2019


    "Transitory Conversations"
    Solo Exhibition
    Mesa Contemporary Arts Center
    Mesa, AZ
    April 13 - Aug. 5, 2018

    "Deconstructing the Conversation"
    Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Feb. 2 - Mar. 31, 2018

    "Politics and Clay"
    Pottery Northwest
    Seattle, WA
    Curated by Richard Notkin
    Feb. 2 - 23, 2018



    Ilsy Jeon, Exploring the World Upside Down With Patti Warashina\
    MOCA-NY, August 30, 2023.

    Tao Woolfe, Boynton Beach: Controversial sculpture puts arts board autonomy at risk. The Coastal Star, Florida. August 30, 2023

    Frank Cerabino. Public art in Boynton Beach triggers MAGA uprising over artist's unrelated views on Trump.
    Palm Beach Post, August, 23,

    Funk You Too! Humor and Irreverence in Ceramic Sculpture. Catalog for exhibition of same name. Published by Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY.

    Funk. John Natsoulas Press, Copyright 2023. 215 page book on the Funk Movement, with forward by John Natsoulas.
    ISBN 979-8-89034-419-9

    Robert Pfannebecker: Friend and Collector of the Arts. Catalog from exhibit at R & Company by same name, Feb. 2 - April 14, 2023.

    “Seattle’s Patti Warashina contemplates ‘the disharmony of human nature’ with her art, by Gayle Clemmons, July 28, 2023, Seattle Times, Art & Entertainment section.

    Clemmons, Gayle, “Artist Patti Warashina finds playful edge to world’s problems” seattletimes.com, July 27, 2023.

    Cerabino, Frank, “Public art in Boynton Beach triggers MAGA uprising over artist’s unrelated views on Trump” Palm Beach Post, August 23, 2023,

    Jeon, Ilsy, “Exploring the World Upside Down with Patti Warashina” MOCA-NY.org, August 30, 2023, |https://explore.moca-ny.org, 2023/08/30/exploring-the-world-upside-down-with-patti-warashina/|

    Woolfe, Tao, “Boynton Beach: Controversial sculpture puts arts board autonomy at risk” August 30, 2023. thecoastalstar.com/profiles/blogs/boynt…

    SADA Seattle Art Dealers Association, August 2023. Full color photo of “Wild Blue Yonder” (2022) on second to last page in Traver Gallery ad for upcoming exhibit (Aug. 3 - Sept. 2, 2023)

    Susan Kunimatsu, “Ceramics of Disaster”, International Examiner, August 11, 2023


    American Craft (Summer 2022)
    "Congratulations to the 2022 ACC Awardees"
    Pages 24-25

    CONTEMPORARY CERAMICS of the John Natsoulas Gallery,
    Copyright 2022 - John Natsoulas Press, Davis, CA.

    American Craft Council: 2022 Year In Review.
    Mentioned as winner of the ACC Gold Medal for Consummate Craftsmanship on page 23.

    Spokane + Coeur d'Alene Living (May, 2022)
    Homecoming for a Queen
    by Marshall Peterson
    Pages 22-25

    Art Chowder Arts & Culture Magazine (May/June 2022)
    "The vast surreal world of Patti Warashina ceramics"
    by Robin Bishop
    Featured on Cover and Pages 70 thru 77

    The Spokesman-Review (June 3, 2022)
    %'Masae 'Patti' Warashina, 82, is 'the Queen of Northwest Ceramics'
    by Audrey Overstreet for the Spokesman-Review Arts & Culture
    Pages 4-5

    Inlander (June 2-8, 2022)
    Lifetime Achievement: Internationally celebrated ceramic artist Patti Warashina returns to city of her youth
    By Carrie Scozzaro
    Page 29

    Patti Warashina
    John Natsoulas Press
    Published in Hard Back 2021

    Patti Warashina
    John Natsoulas Press
    Published 2020

    The wonder of Patti Warashina
    University of Washington Magazine, March 2020

    Patti Warashina: Wit and Wisdom
    Published by American Museum of Ceramic Art, 2012

  • Upcoming Lectures/Workshops


  • Past Lectures & Workshops


    45th Yuma Art Symposium
    One-hour lecture/slideshow for participants on Friday 2/23/24 or 2/24/24.
    February 22-24, 2024


    Patti Warashina at Town Hall, Seattle, WA
    "Like a Screwball Comedy: Whimsical Ceramic Art"
    Interview with Gary Faigin
    The Wyncote NW Forum
    1119 8th Ave (Entrance off Seneca St.)
    Seattle, Washington 98101
    Wednesday, June 5, 2023 at 7:30-8:45 pm


    Women Working With Clay: Ten Years of Telling a Story
    Zoom webinar panel with Tip Toland, Liz Quackenbush and Donna Polseno
    WWWC 2021 Symposium
    June 9, 2021

    "Using Molds in Your Work" Demonstration
    Zoom webinar hosted by Digipen (Ken Turner), Bellevue, WA
    May 26, 2021

    Roundtable With Tip Toland, Patti Warashina & Richard Notkin
    Zoom webinar hosted by Pottery Northwest, Seattle, WA
    February 26, 2021


    In-Studio Demonstration (3-hour)
    Zoom webinar hosted by John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
    July 11, 2020


    2-Day Workshop
    Boulder Mountain Clayworks
    Ketcham, ID
    April 29-30, 2019

    Lecture & Demo
    31st Annual California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art (CCACA)
    John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
    May 3-5, 2019


    "The Figure: A Life in Clay" (5-Day Workshop)
    Anderson Ranch Arts Center
    Snomass Village, CO
    June 18-22, 2018

    2-Day Workshop
    Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum, Mesa, AZ
    May 12-13, 2018