JOANNA OLIVER
CERAMICS

ABOUT ME

Joanna is a studio potter based in South Oxfordshire near Watlington. Joanna started her life as a potter at Standpoint Studios in Hoxton under the guidance of Nicola Tassie, later setting up her own studio in her garden.

 

Joanna works with stoneware creating wheel-thrown ceramics that are both beautiful and functional. There’s real alchemy involved with glazing, the unfired glaze bearing no comparison to the fired one. Glaze recipes are generously shared between potters – many that she uses are oriental and have been used for hundreds of years. Joanna has an affinity for ash glazes, which involves gathering certain wood types from the countryside around her and then reducing them to ash in her stove. Washed and sieved they become the all important ingredient.