About the Artist
Patty Caldwell-Turner has been a professional clay artist since 1980. Her work has been featured in galleries nationwide and in exhibitions such as Baker University's International Orton Cone Box Show in 1994 and 1996.
Patty has experience in many types of kiln firing methods such as raku, wood, oxidation, gas reduction, and primitive pit firings. She enjoys the versatility of clay because it allows her to create sculptural works, as well as functional pieces.
Lizards, frogs, and other animals on her vessels have become a signature feature, and her raku angels are collected by admirers around the world. She also enjoys working in a variety of other mediums, including glass, oils, acrylics, and watercolors. In addition, some of her works blend various media and natural materials.
Patty holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from Georgia State University, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Patty was one of the founders of the Clay department at Kennesaw Parks and Recreation Department, where she was an instructor for both adults and children for 21 years. She also served as Camp Director for the department's Summer Day Camps. Patty has also instructed at Folk Art Schools, Artist Retreats, and art workshops in several states.
Patty is now living in the Texas Hill Country, where she continues to pursue her art.