Patty Detzer

(American, born 1949)

Skagit Valley, Western Washington-based artist Patty Detzer creates ceramic and mixed-media sculptures.

Detzer was born in New York City and moved to the west coast to attend the San Francisco Art Institute. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Washington in Seattle. Her work is inspired by the natural landscape of her home on Fir Island in the Skagit Valley. She notes "The connection to the outdoors, changing seasons, plants and animals, dead and alive, infuse my work."