Patia studied at Harrow College of Further Education 1986 – 1988 and subsequently spent a further two years at Cardiff School of Art and Design from 1998 – 1990. During her time at Harrow and Cardiff she was tutored by Mick Casson, which after her graduation led to an invitation by Mick and Sheila Casson to join the team at Wobage in 1990. This is where Patia continues to work today in her own workshop making slip decorated earthenware and high-fired ash and feldspathic glazed porcelain. Patia was made a Fellow of the CPA in 2015, and has exhibited in the UK, Japan and Europe.
Patia creates work in high fired porcelain and fires with apple, chestnut and yew tree ash in a reduction atmosphere. Clay is used as a canvas, marks and textures are applied loosely by using tin cans for trailing slip. The pale green to olive tones of the various ash glazes reveal in their crackled translucency, the raised trails beneath, offering a sense of fluidity which match the soft porcelain forms.