Story: Crafts and applied arts

Patricia Perrin in her studio, 1967 (2nd of 4)

Patricia Perrin in her studio, 1967

Patricia Perrin studied under potter Robert Nettleton Field at Avondale College in Auckland in the 1940s and held her first exhibition in 1948. She became a pottery teacher at Avondale College the following year. Barry Brickell, later to become a leading potter, was one of her students. Perrin was an expert sculpturalist and put form before function. She rarely used glazes, instead preferring to explore the effect on clay of heat and atmosphere in the kiln. This is Perrin in her studio at the family home in Arthur Street, Ellerslie, in 1967.

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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Reference: O.027667
Photograph by Steve Rumsey

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Douglas Lloyd Jenkins and Lucy Hammonds, 'Crafts and applied arts - Old and new aesthetics, 1930s and 1940s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/45302/patricia-perrin-in-her-studio-1967 (accessed 26 April 2017)

Story by Douglas Lloyd Jenkins and Lucy Hammonds, published 22 Oct 2014