Interdisciplinary. Community. Advocacy. Humor.
Patricia Mato-Mora is a ceramic artist and writer currently undertaking a Masters in Ceramics at the University for the Creative Arts, in Farnham, Surrey (UK), under the professorship of Magdalene Odundo. Her master’s thesis is investigating the crossover between making and writing, questioning what it is about the ceramic material that allows artists to articulate narratives with it. Patricia believes that clay can become a material witness of emotion that goes beyond the limitations of verbal language. The ceramic pieces that she is producing in the context of her masters all have a strong narrative component – literature and storytelling are not just an inspiration for Patricia’s work; conversely, her pieces shape up and become the stories themselves.
Within these works, Patricia is also addressing her architectural concerns, exploring how ceramics takes the form of multiples to inhabit large-scale spaces. This links to her narrative investigation inasmuch Patricia believes that storytelling and spatiality are indissociable, for the former invariably take place in the latter. Before embarking her masters, Patricia had obtained the Royal Institute of British Architects Part 1 Accreditation, after studying at the Architectural Association School of Architecture, in London; and has to this day maintained her position as an affiliate of the RIBA.
Patricia’s work, both in the field of architecture and ceramics, has been widely exhibited an published, in the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia and Spain; and has also received numerous awards. Her work is always aimed at investigating the crossover between ceramics, literature and architectural space.
Patricia has also worked as a 3D Digital Designer at the Madrid-based workshop Factum Arte, and has been assistant to a number of ceramicists in the UK, such as Magdalene Odundo, Claire Twomey and Simeon Featherstone (Parasite Ceramics).