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Pat Berman

Pat Berman

Pat Berman

Corvallis, Oregon

ARTIST STATEMENT

Expression and gesture delight me and make their appearance in my ceramic work, whether sculptural or utilitarian. I imagine I’m capturing my characters unaware, perhaps engaged in animated interactions or private moments of contemplation. They are candid snapshots rather than posed portraits. As in life, no two individuals are the same. Lately I’ve been incorporating found materials such as driftwood and lichen into the work. Nature has shaped these forms over time and given them too their own personalities.

I’ve worked in clay for the past 30 years, having had many years of informal education in the arts. Meanwhile I spent 40 years listening to people’s stories in my professional life as a psychotherapist. I found a perfect balance in these two practices. It is no surprise that the art I make has a narrative feel. These days, the forest, mountains and coast of Oregon and beyond are where I want to be when not in the clay studio or garden.

Studio Sale Coming Up!

THIS ARTIST SPECIALIZES IN:

Functional, Non-Functional, Figural, Sculptural, Organic, Artwork, Mixed media, Garden, Wall art, Stoneware, Porcelain, Wood fired, Oxidation, Hand Built, Underglazes, Oxides, Terra sigillata, Creamer, Cup, Pitcher, Mug, Sculpture, Vase

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PHONE:

541-602-1654

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Studio Sale (Tour multiple Corvallis Studios)

DATES:

May 08

TIMES:

11:00am - 05:00pm

ADDRESS:

3414 NW Maxine Circle, Corvallis OR 97330

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Studio Sale will be outdoors with rain cover. Please bring and wear a mask for the safety and comfort of all. In addition to pictured work, one-of-a-kind works will be available with a percentage of proceeds to local non-profits. While in Corvallis please visit Ted Ernst and Sandy Segna, nearby.

Please email me to schedule a studio visit

ADDRESS:

3414 NW Maxine Circle, Corvallis OR 97330

Individual studio visits available by appointment. Please email me at berman.workinclay@gmail.com