The Patti Warashina papers are arranged as seven series based primarily on type of material. The correspondence in Series 2 is arranged chronologically for exhibitions and projects and general letters received. Additional letters received are arranged by name of author. Series 1: Biographical Material, 1974-1991, undated (Box 1; 3 folders) Series 2: Correspondence, 1957, 1967-1991, undated (Boxes 1-3; 2.0 linear feet) Series 3: Photographs, circa 1900- circa 1959, 1971, undated (Box 3; 3 folders) Series 4: Printed Material, 1961-1990, undated (Boxes 3-6, OV 7; 2.0 linear feet) Series 5: Writings and Notes, 1984, 1986, 1989, undated (Box 6; 4 folders) Series 6: Artwork, 1986, undated (Box 6; 2 folders) Series 7: Miscellany, 1987, undated (Box 6; 2 folders)
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The papers of ceramicist and sculptor Patti Warashina (b. 1940) date from circa 1900 and 1957 through 1991, bulk 1970-1989. The collection consists of 4.8 linear feet of 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.
Patti Warashina papers, circa 1900-1991, bulk 1970-1989. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
The Patti Warashina papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Ceramicist and sculptor Patti Warashina was born in 1940 as Masae Patricia Warashina in Spokane, Washington to third generation Japanese emigrants. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Washington, Seattle, where she studied with sculptors Robert Sperry, Harold Myers, Rudy Autio, Shoji Hamada, Shinsaku Hamada, and Ruth Penington. She received her first solo exhibition in 1962 at the Phoenix Art Gallery in Seattle the same year she graduated with an M.F.A. from the University of Washington. Warashina later married fellow student Fred Bauer and from 1964 to 1970 exhibited as Patti Bauer.
The Patti Warashina papers were donated by the artist to the Archives of American Art in 1991.
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