WELCOME TO MY STUDIO
I am pleased to welcome you to my site. You may or may not have visited my studio in beautiful Deia, Mallorca. If not, then you certainly are welcome to come by and have a look at me creating my ceramics in Mallorca as well as what I have on display there.
I am constantly inspired by the nature around me and my travels to create new work so if you are one of my collectors you will be sure to find something new to see. I will be updating my work from time to time on the site as well. Have a look around, check out my blog and sign up for my newsletter if you’d like to be kept up to date.
Recently I have become an eco-artist as well. It is no use destroying that which we are enjoying.
My ceramic arts reflect the beautiful nature of the land and sea that I am privaleged to enjoy in the Tramuntana of Mallorca. The Serra de Tramuntana (including Deía area) became a world heritage site in 2011 and needs protection . As a swimmer and lover of the sea and marine life I joined the ASOCIACIÓN ONDINE, a local marine protection group working to keep the waters around Mallorca full of marine life and free of debris. Half of the profits from my fish tile trivits go to support their efforts.
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I was born in Chicago Illinois, USA and attended the University of Illinois graduating with a degree in Fine Arts specializing in ceramic and glass sculpture. I am also trained in painting and enjoy painting on ceramics.
At the age of 15 years old I had the dream to live close to nature in the mountains on an island by the sea. In 1980 after graduation I flew to the VIrgin Islands and began working on sail boats in quest of my dream. I fell in love with a beautiful sailboat and crossed the Atlantic with it, sailing all over the Mediterranean visiting many islands along the way. At the end of a year on the boat we docked in the harbor of Palma de Mallorca. I found my way to the international artist village nestled in the mountains called Deia where I have lived ever since.
I met my former husband in Deia. We opened a cafe and had two children. I began to create ceramics for the cafe and people bought them off the walls, encouraging me to make more to replace them. After selling the café in 1997 I have been doing my ceramics full time. Most of the hotels, cafes and restaurants in Deia area own and display my ceramics which reflect much of the bountiful fruits and flora as well as the sea world around Mallorca..
I have integrated myself into the community of Mallorquins as well as the local foreign population of creatives including painters, musicians, film folks, photographers and sculptors who make Deia a unique place to live.
I am constantly inspired by the nature around me, my travels as well as (custom made) bespoke work. So if you are one of my collectors you will be sure to find something new to add to your collection.
I love to visit Mexico even if they are not great about their garbage collection. This year I stayed in IXTAPA. It is an exclusive area and the beach is extremely clean , even given the many hotels and condos lining the shore. This is because...
I spent seven weeks in Mexico this year. For me Mexico is Magical. The people enjoy life, love music and lots of color. I am sharing some photos of one of my favorite restaurants in Zihuatinejo. . The decoration is UBER-Mexicana. The chairs are all hand carved and...
- Top Magazine, Winter 2018, Germany
- Exploring the Map, July 2018, Netherlands (snippet)
- Noje, November 2017, Sweden
- Suitcase Magazine, June 2017, UK (snippet)
- Deia Olive Press, June 2015, Spain
- Optima Magazine, September 2014, UK (snippet)
- Mallorca Dream Homes, July 2013, Spain
- An American in Deia, Mallorca, November 2009, Spain
- Zine Travel, March 2007, Norway
- Mallorquisimo, Spain
Ceramics by Joanna in your home!
Please send in photos of my ceramics in your home and I will share them on my website!
My opening hours vary depending on the time of year. If you are coming from afar then it is best to give me a quick call ahead to be sure I am there. If you are in Deia and you don’t find me in the studio I am normally not more than three minutes away. If you can call I can pop over at no obligation.