Christmas Get Together – Talk by Joanna Still, Ceramicist
Talk by Joanna Still – Ceramicist
At our Christmas Get Together Joanna Still gave us a delightful and modest look at the development of her work and life. With the help of a few slides illustrating some of her development as an artist it also showed us how her varied travels and research impacted on her evolved techniques.
For many years Joanna concentrated on producing a colourful range of decorative domestic earthenware, refining and developing her technique of throwing and painting. A further period of work and travel in Mexico and Ethiopia then inspired her to return to a more simple thrown approach to pot making where the nature of the material and the smoke and fire work together to produce beautiful end results.
Her talk took us through her time building and using her first kiln at Ansty till now working from her studio in Hindon.
An interesting life of a fine local artist.
Thanks to the great organising of Derek, Pam and Maddy our Christmas Get Together at Harnham was an enjoyable time. We were welcomed with Mulled Wine and after an interesting talk by Joanna Still we were able to feast on a terrific range of Christmas food goodies.