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Patricia Schemmer



Schemmer Studios, located just outside Valentine, Nebraska at Chaduza Acres, is a full ceramics studio - creating one of a kind fine art raku vessels, low fire salt sculpture, functional dinner cooking ware and tile murals by hand from stoneware and earthenware clays. Commissions are welcomed.

The rural setting of Valentine allows me to enjoy all of God's creations. The wildlife, flora and fauna are reflected in the aspects of my art. The small organic objects, what most walk over every day and never see, are recreated in my sculptures.

My studios also provide an artistic environment for the surrounding small schools to come to and create works in clay. Workshops are available in low fire ceramic techniques, photography of art and the incorporation of art in other subjects.


Born in Hawarden, Iowa in 1955, I received my first art award in Kindergarten from the local Women's Club. In 1970, I was the first female annual staff photographer and graduated from West Sioux High School in 1974.

I served in the U.S. Army from 1974-1978 as an Orthotist/Prosthetist in San Francisco and Honolulu where I learned technical skills in metal, plastics, leather and plaster. Here my photography continued to mature and helped to support me while in art school.

In 1985, I graduated from San Jose State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Ceramics. Having studied under the students from the Soldner/Volumes school of ceramics, most of my works are raku (post fire reduction).

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My Gallery

Low Fire Salt Vessel

Raku Vessel

Raku Vessel

Raku Vessel !New.. Leaf Ghost Vessel !New.. Leaf Spector Vessel
Raku Kiln Firing !New ..Vessel of Souls !New.. Horse Hair Vessels
Low Fire Sculpture Bird's Nest Mushrooms coming soon

Close up of Sculpture

A Potter's Notes A Potter's Notes
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Stoneware Tile Sculpture

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I'm currently the president of the Sand Painters Art Guild, the memebership chairperson of Association of Nebraska Art Clubs(ANAC), Tresurer of the Great Plains Creative Arts Association and a member of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts.

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My studio is frequently visited by the local Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and students in the rural schools for workshops, lectures and demonstrations in clay. Workshops include the history of clay, it's formation, uses, processes, chemical and physical properties and are geared to the age group.

Recent workshops include Raku Party at the Great Plains Creative Arts Assoc in Cozad, Ne., "Low fire ceramics" at the Eastern Nebraska Art Camp - Fremont, NE, "raku" at the Albion Art Club - Albion,  Elmwood - Murdock Schools, the 2001 ANAC Convention in North Platte, NE and “Clay in Curriculum” for the Math and Science Coalition in Halsey. My potter's wheel has attracted crowds at the Willow Tree Festival, Gordon, NE - the Rock County Fair, Bassett, NE - and several locations in Valentine, NE.

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Retail and Gallery Sales

Retail sales may be made at Towne Square - Valentine, NE; Gallery 9 - Lincoln, NE; The Carnegie Arts Center - Alliance, NE; Fremont Area Art Gallery - Fremont, NE; The Thedford Art Gallery - Thedford, NE.

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