This week on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with artist and educator Patsy Cox. A resident of Los Angeles, her installations comment on the dense urban landscape of southern California. The pieces are made from hundreds of cast and manipulated ceramic forms that are arranged in matrix-like patterns to fill the gallery space. She says of the work, "They are representations of the urban landscape, the mixtures of culture, race, identity, and a comment on how these factors appear in a particular space as defined by its confines and surroundings. "
Patsy is currently a professor and head of the ceramics department at Cal State Northridge, as well as being a past president of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA). In the interview we talk about teaching in a diverse community and the symbolism behind her large scale installations. Please visit www.patsycox.com for more information on her work.