I've updated this website to include my current sense of self in this emerging world. Ceramics section is here as a resource. I stopped making pots in 2016.
9th Annual Rising Voices Workshop, Sept. 29 thru Oct. 1, 2021 has it's own page here now, with my abstract and poster and suggested links. Feel free to contact me.
—Joan Lederman, Sept., 2021
As a potter with an indigenous soul in a technological age, I straddle worlds and consult natural systems so that I can continue the work of nature in day to day life.
"Not a time for heroic individual efforts but a time for communities of cultivation."
I'm now ready for more of the latter. Although I stopped shaping clay and using fire to metamorphose Earth's materials, I continually shape ideas, not unlike when I embarked on melting seafloor samples.
I'm a generalist as I listen to many voices who are speaking to questions about designing, redesigning and tweaking systems that promote social and environmental justice for All.