Transforming Earth into Art
Using equal parts archaeology and artistry, Patricia Jahla transforms soft, malleable clay into the ringing hardness of fired work.
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.
Description Named, as a lot of my work is, for my fascination with astronomy. The firing effects I achieve with crushed foil saggars include star burst patterns and what appear to be gas clouds, and the occasional black hole. Who says God is finished...
Description Cottonwood Snowstorm is named for our famous Buena Vista blizzards of cottonwood seeds.Dimensions 6"w x 15"h Price $325 Location SOLD
Description "Celestial Jewels" derives its name from the jewel-like ornaments that appeared during the firing, aligned with the strands of copper wire I placed around the shoulder of the form.Dimensions 6"w x 13"h Price $280 Location SOLD