Born in Victoria in 1912, Klytie Pate (nee Sclater) studied drawing, painting and sculpture, and trained as a teacher in Melbourne. Her aunt, the artist Christian Waller, influenced her interest in the art deco style and classical mythology. She married William Pate in 1937, and taught until 1945 when she resigned to become a full-time professional potter. Pate exhibited regularly in the eastern capital cities from 1941. Her work is represented in the National Gallery of Australia, the Victorian state gallery and public and regional collections. Klytie Pate died in 2010.
A fine Klytie Pate dragon lamp base, circa 1950s, the square form pierced lamp base with rounded shoulders and four roundels depicting writhing dragons, in a soft mottled mauve flowing to aqua and sage colours at the base; inscribed signature Klytie pate u
A polar bear Sgraffito pottery vase by Klytie Pate. Second half 20th century, the tapering footed vase with a continuous incised motif of polar bears and mountains in white outlined with pale blue below a mottled petrol blue sky; incised signature of Klyti
Klytie Pate jug of waisted globular form, the body incised with stylised emu with spread wings and head leading to spout, turquoise blue exterior and deep cranberry glazed interior, incised to underside 'Klytie Pate'. Height 22 cm
A Klytie Pate giraffe candle holder 1998, the wheel thrown earthenware candle holder of barrel form with pierced decoration of giraffes feeding and drinking glazed in a rich mottled teal; incised signature and date underside. Height 16.5 cm diameter 14 cm
A Klytie Pate cat candle holder 1989, the wheel thrown earthenware candle holder of squat barrel form with pierced decoration of cats posing and grooming glazed in mottled aqua, purple to the interior; incised signature and date underside. Height 10 cm dia
A Klytie Pate lamp base, circa 1950s, the wheel thrown earthenware lamp base with pierced decoration of magnolias glazed in mottled pastel teal; incised signature underside; see similar in 'Australian Art pottery 1900-1950', Casuarina Press, page 296. Heig
Klytie pate (1912-2010). Australia. A pale mottled blue glazed earthenware ginger jar. Decorated with a continuous pattern of water lilies and Ibis. Incised signature Klytie pate and dated 1981. 24 cm high.
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