Patrick Kingshill was born and raised in Eureka and graduated from Eureka High in 2007. He went to College of the Redwoods right away and found a passion in clay after taking ceramics classes from Dave Zdrazil and Shannon Sullivan. Patrick was one of the first students that Dave and Shannon had as brand new faculty back in the fall of '07, and they continue to be friends to this day.
Since then Patrick has received his BFA from San Jose State University and his MFA in Fine Art from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. During his time pursuing his education Patrick spent a semester in Sunderland, England learning how to blow glass at the National Glass Centre. He also worked as an apprentice to Takeshi Yasuda after receiving the Warren Mackenzie Advancement Award from the Northern Clay Center. The grant allowed him to travel to Jingdezhen China where he learned plaster mold-making techniques from Yasuda. Now Patrick lives and works in Santa Fe, NM with his girlfriend Nicole Cudzilo who is also an artist. They both exhibit widely around town and the surrounding area.
Read more about Patrick’s current exhibition at the Gerald Peters Projects gallery in Santa Fe here: https://www.times-standard.com/2019/06/28/eureka-high-grad-shows-ceramics-in-santa-fe/
For a direct link to the gallery page for the exhibition, which is on display until Aug. 24th, go to: www.petersprojects.com/fresh-blood