The opportunity to have a space to show and sell our wares is, in itself, a unique experience. I believe we all feel a tremendous sense of pride in what we have accomplished and feel gratitude for the experience. We certainly are appreciative of our loyal followers and hope to gain a fresh recognition in our now, not so new, location on Montana Avenue.
|A unique hand sculpted clay figure expressing the depth of tenderness of female energy|
I have come to studio art in my mature years. Graduating from college in the 1960's, I have worked in advertising, and helped raise some fantastic children. I returned to school in my 50's and completed MA and MFA degrees after age 60. Art, for me, is timeless.
Clay is my primary medium. I often use mixed media to finish the pieces, but clay is the material I prefer as I work intuitively. Sculptural work and utility ware are part of my art. Often political issues become involved.
|Joann shows strength in her expressive interpretation of feminine art|
Much of the work is born from the emotions of a woman's life as she struggles to define and experience the depth of her life in a world that tends to define it for her.
Hand created, original imagery on Italian tile is another branch of my artwork. The line drawings utilize a resist technique developed in ancient times called cuerda seca, which resists the surrounding glazes and under glazes as they are applied. This creates a unique variation of Middle Eastern and Mexican tile work. The glazes are layered and often fired 3 to 6 separate times to achieve the rich depth of color.