Tag Archives: Patrick Crabb shard art

Patrick Shia Crabb – abstract ceramic shard vessels


Shard bottle – Patrick Crabb USA

The Studio Artists’ Gallery


Patrick Crabb regards his ceramic art as the culmintion of a magical journey that has evolved over 40 years, following a myriad of paths of discovery to draw on numerous sources, that continue to act as a wellspring for his creativity. This includes his “deconstruction approach”  using the resurrection of shards/fragmentation, which was inspired by artist Rick Dillingham from the 1970’s era. Also included are his nature treks into the American Southwest, with inspiration from broken pot shards by the Native Americans. Additionally, his international travels each year contribute to an ongoing admiration for ancient artifacts of various countries giving a consistent source of inspiration.

His artistic sojourns have provided fertile interpretations of container vessels and ancient figures, with incisive insights into their inherent mysteries. As these connected paths continue to criss-cross each other, his enhanced understanding enrichess his imagery year by year, which he wishes to convey thru his ceramic creations of multi cultural compositions and contemporary artifacts. Recreating a coherency with the broken shards of varied textures and colours adds a new perspective to the rebuilt vessels. The darker raku shards are used to infuse a counterpoint to highlight the brighter pieces and the dynamic of the fractured lines.

Crabb’s large wall platters, vessels and figurative sculptures all incorperate his shard integration while reflecting his intrigue for artifacts from antiquity from his extended travels to witness the  primitive cultures of Asia, Africa and South America.



Shard Teapot - Faenza Iinternational Ceramics Museum

Shard Teapot – Patrick Shia Crabb

Faenza International Ceramics Museum

14 x 16 x 5 inches




Shard Bottles – Patrick Crabb

Hellozenka flickr




Patrick-Crabb-bipod shard vessel

‘Bipod’ shard vessel – Patrick Crabb



Fetish Plate--Patrick Crabb

Fetish Plates — Patrick Crabb



Contemporary Artifacts-Plinth Gallery

Contemporary Artifacts exhibition -Plinth Gallery



Patrick Crabb and his shard vessel




Brea B vase - Patrick Crabb

Brea B vase – Patrick Crabb

raku oxidation-sawdust-horsehair



Bird Woman---Patrick Crabb raku ceramic figure vessel

‘Bird Woman’ — Patrick Crabb



Bipod--Patrick Crabb

‘Bipod’ shard vessel–Patrick Crabb



30 inches height-Patrick Crabb Obvara shard

Patrick Crabb — Obvara shard bottle

30 inches height


shard vessel with figure head lid -- Patrick Crabb

Shard vessel with figure head lid — Patrick Crabb



Slab construct shard teapot--Patrick Crabb

Slab construct shard teapot — Patrick Crabb



Patrick Crabb shard teapot



Sipapu raku low salt sawdust horsehair

Sipapu raku low salt, sawdust and horsehair



Slab construct shard teapot-Patrick Crabb

Slab construct shard teapot – Patrick Crabb



Amoca---Shard Figure Series--Patrick Crabb

Shard Figure Series–Patrick Crabb





Shard Teapot---16 inches height - Patrick Crabb

Large Shard Teapot— Patrick Crabb

16 inches height



Decorative shard plate



Ceramic shard bottles – Patrick Crabb



Raku, gold lustre acrylic tripod vessel

Raku, gold lustre acrylic tripod vessel



Serpent Fetish Plate



Serpent Fetish Plate



Slab/shard sculpture vessel  - Patrick Crabb

Slab/shard sculpture vessel  – Patrick Crabb



Patrick Crabb-shard vase

Patrick Crabb-shard vase



Patrick Crabb--Plinth Gallery exhibition

Patrick Crabb–Plinth Gallery exhibition



Patrick Crabb-lidded disk platter

Patrick Crabb – lidded disk platter



Shard reconstruct bottle

Shard reconstruct bottle – ‘Desert Art’ 



Patrick Crabb-ceramic sculpture with red face

Patrick Crabb-ceramic sculpture



Patrick Crabb-Afro heads

Patrick Crabb – Afro heads by 3



Shard teapots by Patrick Crabb




Patrick Crabb_raku shard plates--Sedona Arts Centre

Patrick Crabb — raku shard plates and vase

Sedona Arts Centre



Patrick Crabb_shard sculpture figures

Patrick Crabb — shard sculpture vessels with head lids



Patrick-Crabb_abstract raku shard vessel

Patrick Crabb — abstract raku shard vessel




Patrick Crabb_raku sculpture figure-AMOCA.

Patrick Crabb — raku sculpture figure vessel




Patrick Crabb_Nunture raku sculpture

 ‘Nurture’ raku sculpture



Patrick Crabb Showcase Cenote

Patrick Crabb –  Showcase Cenote



Patrick Crabb exhibition

Patrick Crabb exhibition



Patrick Crabb exhibition

Grossmont College Solo Show-Patrick Crabb



Fetish plate--agate-stones-inset--Patrick Crabb

Fetish plate–agate stones inset



Shaman figure sculpture - Patrick Crabb

Shaman figure sculpture – Patrick Crabb



Patrick Crabb--Wheel thrown, extruded 22x16x16--Smithsonian Museum Renwick Gallery

Patrick Crabb–Wheel thrown, extruded

22″ x 16″ x 16″– Smithsonian Museum Renwick Gallery




Artists website – patrickshiacrabb.com