Patrick won the irish Ceramic Award 2017. He was born in Dublin and studied at NCAD, moving to West Cork in 1971 to set up a ceramic studio producing both domestic and then sculptural ceramics. He was a visiting lecturer to NCAD, the Crawford College and Limerick Regional College from 1976-1986. His work can be seen in several public collections including the Arts Council of Ireland, the Crawford Municipal Gallery, and the National Museum of Ireland. Pat has represented Ireland at the Paris Biennale 1980 and in Japan. From 1988-1992 he lived and worked in New York where he worked on a series of figures at the Mugi Studio. Returning to Ireland in 1993 he continues to work from his studio in Schull.

The figure predominates in Pat’s sculpture, whether human or animal. He combines the techniques of throwing, pressing and modelling. For him the essence of the artist’s odyssey is both the medium and the message it conveys.