I've updated this website to include my current sense of myself in this emerging world. Ceramics section is here as a resource. I stopped making pots in 2016.
—Joan Lederman, March, 2021
As a potter with an indigenous soul, who has worked in a technological age, I've straddled worlds and always consulted natural systems. My essence is about continuing the work of nature in the human world.
"Not a time for heroic individual efforts but a time for communities of cultivation."
I've done more of the former and am ready for the latter. I'm not shaping clay these days but I continually shape ideas. As we're emerging into a post-covid-19 world, I hope to see us redesigning inter-dependent systems of healthcare, education, economic development and governance -- in ways that promote social and environmental justice for the benefit of All.