Patti Warashina earned both her BFA and MFA from the U. of Washington, Seattle, in l964. Presently, she is a Professor Emeritus from the U. of Washington, after 30 years of teaching.
Her awards include, “Fellow” in the American Craft Council; two NEA Grants; a “Lifetime Achievement Award/Woman of the Year -2001” given by Artist Trust in Seattle; and a“Distinguished Alumnus Award /2003” - from the U. of Washington, Seattle. She was given travel grants and invitation by the Japanese, Chinese, and Korean governments to participate in their cultural exchange programs. She has been commissioned awards both from King County and Seattle Arts Commission, and a commendation from the Governor of Washington State.
The Smithsonian Renwick Gallery of the National
.....Museum of American Art, Washington D.C.
Museum of Art and Design, NYC
Mint Museum of Craft + Design,
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
ASU Art Museum, Tempe, AZ
Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan
Perth Cultural Center, Perth, Australia
Inchon World Ceramic Center, Korea