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Patti Warashina papers, circa 1900]-1991, bulk, 1970-1989

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Creator:
Warashina, Patti, 1940-
Subject:
Currier, Anne
Kottler, Howard
Lipofsky, Marvin B. (Marvin Bentley)
Lucero, Michael
Sperry, Robert H.
Lee Nordness Galleries
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
4.8 linear ft.
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
The Patti Warashina papers measure 4.8 linear feet and date from circa 1900 and 1957 through 1991 (bulk 1970-1989). The collection documents the artistic and teaching career of Seattle-based sculptor and ceramicist Patti Warashina predominantly through correspondence and printed material reflecting the many ceramic and craft exhibitions and other projects Warashina participated in throughout the United States, and her associations with other ceramicists. Also included are biographical documents, writings, art works, several photographs, and a video.
Biographical material includes family trees, diplomas, awards, and documents relating to Warashina's family Japanese internment during WWII. Correspondence, 1968-1991, relating to exhibitions and other projects, is with galleries, museums, purchasers, publishers, and others, among them the Lee Nordness Gallery (N.Y.), Morgan Gallery (Kansas City), and Theo Portney Gallery (Seattle). Additional correspondence files contain letters received, 1977-1990, many addressed to Warashina and her husband Bob (Robert Sperry), from friends, colleagues, former students and family members, including Nancy Carmen, Anne Currier, Deborah Horrell, Matthew Kangas, Howard Kottler, Marvin Lipofsky, Michael Lucero, and others.
Ten photographs, circa 1900-1944, are portraits of Warashina's relatives and family, and several snapshots, circa 1970s, are of former students and works of art. Printed material, 1961-1990, includes newspaper and magazine clippings, programs, journals, newsletters, exhibition announcements, exhibition catalogs, and workshop announcements for Warashina's various sculpture and ceramic lectures. Writings include both published and unpublished works by Warashina, including an artist's statement for a possible lecture at the 1986 conference of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA). Also found here are handwritten notes on a panel discussion titled Cultural and Racial Heritage: Sources and Imagery in which Warashina was a participant along with artists Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson, MarĂ­a Brito Avellana, and Indira Johnson. Art work consists of blue line drawings for her sculpture "Red Earth," 1986 as well as a pen and ink sketch of Warashina by an unidentified artist. A videocassette, 1987, is of the television program "The Big A: Different Ways of Seeing", in which Warashina appears briefly.
Citation:
Patti Warashina papers, circa 1900]-1991, bulk, 1970-1989. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Patti Warashina (1940-) is a ceramist and sculptor from Seattle, Wash.
Language Note:
Portions of the papers are in Japanese.
Provenance:
Donated 1991 by Patricia Warashina.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Asian American women artists
Ceramicists
Decorative arts
Japanese American families
Japanese American sculptors
Photographs
Sculptors
Video recordings
Women artists
Women sculptors
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5577
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214325
AAA_collcode_warapatt
Theme:
Craft
Women
WAAND
Asian American
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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