About the Artist
Patty Caldwell Turner has been a professional clay artist for 25 years. her work has been featured in galleries nationwide and in exhitibions 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, as well as primitive pit firings. She enjoys the versatility of clay because it allows her to create sculptural works, as well as functional pieces.
Lizards sculpted from clay on Patty's vessels have become a signature feature. She also enjoys modeling frogs and other creatures, and her raku angels are collected by admirers around the world.
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 has been an art instructor with the Kennesaw Parks & Recreation Department since 1990, and is also the Camp Director for the Department's Summer Day Camp.