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.
—Joan Lederman, July, 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.