||Patrick Mateescu, Romanian born, American
ceramic sculptor, MFA Academy of Fine Arts, Bucharest, Romania. When he started his career
in Romania, he transformed the ceramics into a major art, influencing a whole generation
of artists. His work is very eclectic and unpredictable, going from small or large scale
cast porcelain to the unique stoneware figurative monuments in Romania, or to abstract
In 1999 he was awarded the NJ State Council on the Arts Fellowship, and is
the recipient of numerous prizes and gold medals worldwide. He has been invited to
work at international ceramic symposiums in different countries and his work is shown in
important collections and museums. Many references to his work are to be found in
magazines and books.
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