I am just as awed by the way a leaf connects to its stem as I am the folds of a mountain range or bursts of clouds at sunset. I always view these things with an eye toward conserving and celebrating the environment that I live in. My work bears the mark of these values, resulting in uniquely designed pottery that is just as inviting to ponder and touch as it is to use and share. While I pay equal attention to form, surface, and detail, my pottery is most celebrated for its elegantly carved or pressed patterns inspired by nature. Firing my wheel thrown stoneware and porcelain forms in a wood and soda kiln yields an ever changing palette of natural variations of color.
You can find a gallery of my current work here, information about my process and a chance to shop my pottery online. Follow what I’m doing in my studio with my Facebook page and Instagram feed @joytannerpottery. Please sign my mailing list for my seasonal newsletters, here. We just moved into a new studio we built in the beautiful mountains of western North Carolina, so please come by to visit our studio and gallery. Thank you for your interest in my work. – Joy