Born in Northampton England, Patrick studied wood firing at West Surrey College of Art and Design, Farnham from 1977 to 1980 under Paul Barron and Henry Hammond. There he gained a First Class Honours degree and Paul Barron was to famously say that Patrick would be "one of the last out of Farnham to make pots like this".

After establishing two workshops in England, Patrick travelled and worked in Germany, France and Switzerland for two years from 1986 before settling down in Switzerland. There he continued to live and work until his death, exhibiting both here and on the continent, including a solo exhibition at Contemporary Ceramics and two at the Harlequin Gallery (in 1994 and 1996).

Unfortunately his sudden death at the age of 41 depriveed the pottery world of one of its more provocative, iconoclastic and creative spirits. Patrick never signed his work, though it is always distinctive by it’s quality