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School of Art
Aberystwyth University
Buarth Mawr
SY23 1NG

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Display artist/maker:

Patrick Sargent

Born: 1956, UK, England , Northampton   Died: 1998

Ceramicist. He studied at West Surrey College of Art and Design, Farnham, under Paul Barron and Henry Hammond. Having worked in England, he travelled to France and Germany for work, he settled in Switzerland in 1986. Here he continued to live and work until his untimely death. He has been described as an 'old fashioned potter'. He worked the clay with his feet, threw on a simple Korean momentum wheel and used the minimum of glazes, preferring to allow the effects of fly-ash in his wood-fuelled kiln to create the fluid finishes to his pots. He enjoyed walking in the forest near his Swiss home and his appreciation of nature, freedom and directness informed his work. Patrick Sargent was a demonstrator At the International Ceramics Festival in Aberystwyth in 1991. With a team of helpers, he constructed a large wood-firing kiln. The tea bowl in the collection was chosen from works fired during the event

Objects in the collections associated with this artist/maker

[Tea Bowl] C1172 Ceramics