Fine art ceramicist Luna Patterson is known for the beauty of her hand built forms and remarkable color achieved through pit firing. Her colors are suggestive of the Arizona desert and local red rocks. With her art she manipulates the fire to leave color patterns and impressions on the vessels which become her canvas. The creative process is for her peaceful and Zen like.
Originally from Denmark, Luna has lived in Arizona since 1992. She has studied pottery at the college level, but is largely self taught and takes an explorative and experimental approach. She is currently teaching at Yavapai College and privately at her home studio.
Luna’s work is contemporary and contemplative, while maintaining a beautiful organic simplicity. Luna is masterful at harnessing the randomness of the pit firing process to maximize artistic effects. Each of her pots is a personal canvas expressing her creativity.