With an abundance of opportunity and encouragement to make art at an early age, drawing and painting came easily and stayed Patsy. When she enrolled in a beginners wheel pottery class, her focus changed to form and function.
Working and playing with clay is a wonderfully positive endeavor.
The wheel-thrown vessel as an open bowl, its inside space and rich surface treatment have been at the heart of O’Connell’s work throughout her potting life.
Patsy makes pieces that are clearly more than function, while still fully functional. “I am always excited about the prospect of spending time in the studio, learning, problem solving, playing, and progressing in my clay work.