Pioneering sculptor Patti Warashina to visit FHSU for workshop

Patti Warashina, who is considered a ceramics pioneer for women, will present a two-part workshop at Fort Hays State University on Thursday, Nov. 8, and Friday, Nov. 9.

The workshop is available to both students and anyone interested and will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day in Rarick Hall, room 123 on the FHSU campus. The cost of the workshop is $100.

A lecture from 7 to 9 p.m. on Nov. 8 in Rarick Hall, room 114, is free and open to the public.

Warashina was the first woman to exhibit her work on a national level. Her works are on display at the Smithsonian's American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.; the American Craft Museum, New York, NY; Ichon World Ceramic Center, South Korea; and the Kyoto National Museum of Modern Art in Kyoto, Japan.

She has received many awards and recognitions, including the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Council for Ceramic Arts, the Twining Humber Lifetime Achievement Award from Seattle's Artist Trust and the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Washington College of Arts and Sciences.

Along with being a sculptor, she has also been a teacher for more than 30 years. She has taught at the University of Wisconsin, Platteville; Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti; the Cornish Art Academy, Seattle; and the University of Washington, Seattle.

For more information about the lecture and workshop or to reserve a spot, contact Linda Ganstrom at (785) 628-4273 or e-mail her at

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