Pat’s ceramic work explores physical decline, frailty and the loss of the self in old age.  Made of white paper clay over a wire skeleton, the figurines are fired to 1280°, which further distresses the bodies.  Mounted on local stone, they are approximately 30 cm high.

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Molly

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Nancy and Walter

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Bill

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Betty

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Ronnie

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Joyce and Sukie

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Sylvia

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Simon

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Doris

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Edna

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Eric

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Florence

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Herbert

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Bob (Detail)

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Bob

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Donald (Detail)

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Donald

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Edith (Detail)

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Edith

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Harold & Scamp

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Marge (Detail)

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Marge

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Nell (Detail)

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Nell

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Stan (Detail)

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Stan

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Vera (Detail)

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Vera

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Vi (Detail)

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Vi