Well friends, I have brilliant news and I must say I am giddy with anticipation!
After a year sans art shows at Silverado Trail Wine Studio (AKA Expression Wines Tasting Room) we are welcoming back our tradition of showcasing Napa Valley artistic talents...the perfect accompaniment to fine wine!
We hope you will join us for the complimentary wine reception where I will be pouring some of our top rated Pinot Noir and Chardonnay!
Until then - check out our Artist's bio. There will be a quiz...
PATRICIA WESSMAN - Biography
I have spent 30 years working in clay, earning an MFA in ceramics from the University of Oregon. I was first drawn to clay in high school because of its endless capacity for texture. As a part owner of an herb nursery, I produced art for the garden---birdbaths and birdhouses in my river studio.
Patterns and structures in nature have always captivated me. I once saw a mural that depicted the microscopic and the cosmic showing their similar structures and I loved it. I will travel far and wide to view rock formations up close, spend hours watching wave patterns in the river or at the coast, and as a gardener observe vein patterns in leaves and rows of vines in fields.
Color is my other love and I have spent the last eight years working in glass. Moving between glass and clay has been a natural progression since they both require kiln work. I use my clay skills to sculpt clay forms that I caste using recycled glass.
I got involved in fusing glass on a large scale when I was asked to help students, parents and staff create 850 fused glass tiles for the bathrooms of a new school. I have been fusing glass and teaching glass classes ever since.
I have been fortunate in receiving a number of public art commissions over the years and both my own glasswork and ceramic tile murals are in public spaces.
Wessman’s work will be on exhibit at Silverado Trail Wine Studio in Napa Ca, begining April 1st, G-Studio in Napa Ca, Alexis Baking Company in Napa Ca and Illahe Studios & Gallery in Ashland Oregon.
1016 East Avenue
Napa, CA 94559