Collection: Patty Bilbro

Madrid, NM

Patty Bilbro has been working in clay for over 30 years with an associate’s degree in clay production from Haywood Community College (Clyde, NC), and a master’s certificate in ceramics from Hood College (Frederick, MD). She has been a resident artist of Odyssey ClayWorks (Asheville, NC) and Baltimore Clayworks (MD). Bilbro creates both functional and non-functional work utilizing wheel-thrown and hand-built forms with geometric patterns and free-form illustrations. “I strive to allow my work to grow and change as I do, creating bodies of work that are reflective of the time and space that I inhabit.” Bilbro currently lives and works in Madrid, NM where she has daily conversations with the crows. She plays, creates, and meanders through the desert as much as she can. In addition to her ceramic work, her current body of work has expanded to include experimental films, installations, and performance.