As a ceramic artist, I work with clay slabs often combining different clay bodies of different colors. These slabs I make and stretch by hand usually on an outdoor surface. I let these slabs of combined clays guide me when executing my ideas seeing where this leads me. It feels like a partnership, a form of dialog between the media and my creative efforts. After bisque firing, I use solutions of Gertsley Borate to bring out the clays inherent colors and textures that give the ceramic sculptures their unique voice.
Joan graduated with an MFA from Otis in 1965. Since then she has been the owner and curator of the Greenson Gallery. She has been featured in multiple exhibitions like Earthforms, Ink and Clay, The Presidents Show, and many more. She has had the pleasure of working with John Jacobs, Sally Roberts, Joe Soldate, Jean Taylor and Phil Cornelius.