School of Art

Contact Details

School of Art
Aberystwyth University
Buarth Mawr
SY23 1NG

Tel: +44 (0)1970 622460

Fax: +44 (0)1970 622461


Display artist/maker:

Patricia Kelly

Born: 1943, UK, Wales

Ceramicist. Kelly studied ceramics during evening classes until redundancy from her office job allowed her to pursue a full-time career as a maker. She attends local agricultural events and observes the characters and culture within the farming community, which include insider humour and references.

Kelly creates colourful characters based on country themes with chickens on their caps or bathing with sheep, each given a playful title. She also makes a range of large and small domestic animal figures. Her work is individually hand built using grogged earthenware and decorated with slips, under glazes and glazes. She is a member of the Craft Potters Association and South Wales Potters.

Objects in the collections associated with this artist/maker

[Figure, male] C1625 Ceramics

[Figure, male] C1626 Ceramics