Patricia Shone was born in Scotland but grew up in South Devon where she met clay at school. After studying ceramics in London, finances and a love of cooking led her into work as a chef both there and in Italy. Eventually, this took her to Skye where she returned to potting and where she has remained for over twenty years.


Patricia Shone

Born: 1962, Greenock

Art education: 1982-1985 Central School of Art, London

BA (hons) Three-dimensional design (ceramics)


Selected Exhibitions 

2019: Collect 2019 represented by Craft Scotland, Saatchi Galleries, London; Ceramic Art London 2019

2018: The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, “Fired Earth” 3 ceramicists, group show;
Collect 2018 with Craft Scotland, Saatchi Galleries, London; Ceramic Art London;

Earth & Fire, The Harley Gallery, selected British & international ceramics event;
Homo Faber: Crafting a more human future, Best of Europe curated by Jean Blanchaert & Stefano Boeri, Michaelangelo Foundation, Venice, international event;
Beaux Arts Gallery, Bath, group show.

2017: American Craft Council show Baltimore, Craft Scotland selected event; Ceramic Art London; Earth & Fire, The Harley Gallery, selected British & international ceramics event; Kellie Miller Arts, Brighton, group show; National Centre for Craft & Design – window collection; ‘Metamorphic Forms’ group exhibition, Timespan Gallery, Helmsdale

2016: Ceramic Art London; Landscape:islands, group exhibition, The Ceramic House, Brighton;
Earth & Fire, Rufford Abbey, selected British & international event; 3TreesCeramics, Den Haag, Netherlands, solo exhibition

2015: Ceramics in the City, Geoffrey Museum, London; Potfest in the Park, selected British & international ceramics event; Earth & Fire, Rufford Abbey, selected international event

2014: Potfest in the Park, selected British & international ceramics event

2013: SOFA Chicago, represented by Craft Scotland

2011: Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show guest country program with Craft Scotland.

2006: An Tuireann Arts Centre, Isle of Skye, Solo installation & exhibition



2019 Craft Potters Charitable Trust, Emmanuel Cooper Award
2012 Creative Scotland makers award, professional development
2012 Winner: craft&design Selected Gold Award 2012:Ceramics
2010 HiArts makers award, creative development
2006 An Tuireann & Scottish Arts Council, makers award, professional practice
2003 Winner, Talisker prize for the applied arts, Skye & Lochalsh Open.



 Victoria & Albert Museum, London 2019
Ceramini Contemporary Ceramics Museum, Turkey 2016
Private collections in UK, Germany, United States, Czech Republic


Craft Potters Association: Selected member since 2015