Being born and raised in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan enabled me to experience art from many perspectives at an early age. Exposure to museums throughout the metropolitan area was part of the school curriculum. Art instruction was conducted weekly by an Art teacher, which I looked forward to with great anticipation. Every summer brought daily classes in Arts and crafts which were the highlight of my fun-filled days. Art provided me with creative tools that would guide my career.
My kindergarten teacher told my parents to have private lessons in Art for me because this was definitely going to be my path. She was so right!
College began in the fall of 1970 at Central Michigan University, where I immediately fell in love with ceramics and the potter’s wheel. I finished my Art Degree with a K-12 teaching certificate and student-teaching in Scotland. After 5 years of teaching art and earning a Master’s degree in Ceramics from CMU, I took a leave of absence to explore the world of art outside of teaching.
In 1979, I moved to San Diego, California and found employment in many areas of commercial art, returning to teaching at Mesa College in 1985. My life again took a turn in 1992 when I discovered “hot glass” at Palomar College. I also studied at Corning School of Glass in Corning, NY with William Gudenwrath. In 2006 and 2010 I attended classes at the Abate Zanetti Glass School in Murano. I currently work in both Glass and Ceramics at various studios around San Diego County. My work is carried in galleries in Michigan, Montana, California and New York.
Name : Patricia Yockey
Studio Name : Patty Yockey Glass Arts
Email : Contact Patty
Glass Medium/Mediums : Hand Blown Glass
Commissions Undertaken : NO