Five questions to Patricia Gonzalez

Five questions to Patricia Gonzalez

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Patricia Gonzalez lives in Hamburg, Germany for more than 20 years. She is half Spanish, half German. In the long summers in Spain during her childhood, she was always fascinated by the colorful world that is ceramic tile art. Early on, she was very creative and had an urge to create and build something with her own hands. Later, she successfully completed interior design studies at university and worked in the field of interior design and planning furniture for shops, fairs and private homes. Her passion is working with both clay and colors – combining ceramic art and painting generating a three-dimensional effect in her artworks. She also works as a ceramic art coach to bring closer to people the passion of hers of working with clay and let them have a peaceful and good time during their sessions.

Since when do you paint and what are your favourite motives?

My artworks are a combination of painting and the unique three-dimensional features of ceramic. A mix of abstract, organic shapes, colors, emotions and surprising textures. I started creating them in 2021.

When you create a new work, how do you proceed? What comes first?

I usually already start with a broad vision of the final artwork, but the motive often changes throughout the process. I would say 50% planning and 50% emotions leading to change from the initial vision. The first step is drawing and coloring the initial idea, then producing and cutting the clay, then bringing the vision to colorful life.

From what do you get your motivation?

I was always inspired by stories of people in the art world following their passion. Finally, going after what made me happy - creating ceramic art and bringing it out to the world – was always the biggest driver for me, like a bird leaving its cage and flying out into the world.

Your life without art would be...

… like a loaf of dried up clay mass.

What is the best art place in your city at the moment?

The panoramic and inspiring view at Lake Alster in spring and summer overlooking nature, sailing boats, white swans and the iconic Elbphilharmonie.

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