Transforming Earth into Art


Using equal parts archaeology and artistry, Patricia Jahla transforms soft, malleable clay into the ringing hardness of fired work


Kilauea’s Cocktail

8.5”w x 6”h
I’m working on developing a broader color pallet – this one includes verde copper accents that…

The Sun Shall Be Turned to Darkness

9″w x 5″h
I thought this bowl was going to be a test piece. Well, in the final analysis, EVERY thing I produce is…

Ojo Verde

10″w x 4″h
Ojo Verde is kind of autobiographical. My eyes, normally grey-blue, turn green when I…

The Salmon Galaxy

6″w x 11″h
“The Salmon Galaxy” is named for a small galaxy of that same name, recently discovered…

Alabaster Lily

8”w x 14″h
We planted a dozen lilies in our garden 2 years ago. Did little to nothing last year. This year…

Ikebana on the Rocks

4”w x 9.5″h
I’ve always been fascinated with the art of Ikebana and how the asymmetry of the flower arrangement completes…

Celestial Midnight Rose

7″w x 11″h
“Celestial Midnight Rose” is named to honor a new hybrid tea rose developed in 2019, whose color is about the same…

Prizes and Kind Words

My work has been honored at the Chaffee Arts Open Awards Show featuring over 100 pieces of art created by 53 local artists. Award-winning sculptures are available for purchase. You can also read what my kind friends say about my work.

Like clay in the potter’s hand…



Digging my own clay, while laborious, is another connection with the earth that provides my materials. Explore the slow, contemplative coiling process and the firing methods that are like a gift from God out of the kiln.

Prior Work

One Tear Before the Deluge

One Tear Before the Deluge

Description The carving  into the rim of this piece represents the one tear shed before the deluge arrives. The blue cascading below the singe tear represents the deluge. At least that’s the way it is with me! One little tear escapes, then I fall apart. The blue was...

Raspberry Ripple

Raspberry Ripple

Description Guess I was hungry for ice cream. Raspberry Ripple was my favorite as a child. It tasted just as wonderful as this piece looks. Fresh raspberries blended into hard-pack ice cream. Yum!Dimensions 8.5"w x 7.5"h   Price $250   Location Rock Run...

A Simple Twist of Fate

A Simple Twist of Fate

Description A Simple Twist of Fate (God’s divine plan) occurred when my husband, Bob, hung out with me in the studio for a while as I started this piece. The walls were only a couple inches high when he suddenly asked, “Can you make the edges twist as you build the...

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