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Pat Armstrong

Born 1960,
Lincolnshire


 

Pat Armstrong has lived all her life in a small village close to Stamford in Lincolnshire. Having worked for many years as a secretary she decided at the age of 41 to go to Art College. Having discovered an affinity with clay and the wheel during an Arts Foundation Course at Tresham College, Kettering. Going on to Sunderland Polytechnic School of Art and Design graduated in 3D Design, BA (Hons), Glass with Ceramics, winning the 1990 Charlie Bray Award for the best over all performance in Glass and Ceramics

Since college Pat has worked in her studio at home designing and making pots and finding success with her work through exhibitions, galleries and craft events.

Raku is a Japanese technique of glaze firing. It involves removing a glazed pot from the kiln when the glaze is molten (around 900 degrees centigrade). The glazed pot is then put into a reduction chamber (usually an oil drum or galvanised bucket) and covered with sawdust. As the glaze quickly cools and shrinks, the sawdust catches fire and the smoke marks the pot along the line. This action gives the typical black crackle.


Raku by Pat ARmstrong at Norton Way Gallery Hertfordshire Pat Armstrong Raku, Ceramics at Norton Way Gallery Hertfordshire. Pat Armstrong Raku, Ceramics at Norton Way Gallery Hertfordshire.
Large Turquoise
Glazed Raku
14" x 7"
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Onion Pot
Copper Fumed Raku
4" x 4"
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Large Blue
Glazed Raku
15" x 7"
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Pat Armstrong Raku, Ceramics at Norton Way Gallery Hertfordshire. Pat Armstrong Raku, Ceramics at Norton Way Gallery Hertfordshire. Pat Armstrong Ceramics at Norton Way Gallery Hertfordshire
Large Green
Glazed Raku
14" x 7"
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Large Naked
Naked Raku
18" x 8"
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Large Copper
Copper Fumed Raku
16" x 8"
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  Pat Armstrong Raku, Ceramics at Norton Way Gallery Hertfordshire.  
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